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by del
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday
Replies: 15
Views: 808

Re: Quick intro -- diagnosed Friday

Very sorry for what you are going through. It must be especially difficult knowing you have a baby on the way. You have come to the right place on this forum, and by the sounds of it you have done your research and are taking all the right steps. 20mm is not very large so hopefully it has been caugh...
by del
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Reversal post-op nightmare :(
Replies: 14
Views: 882

Re: Reversal post-op nightmare :(

So sorry to hear what your mother is going through! I had an ileus during my recovery - lots of nausea and vomiting green bile and had the NG put back in, but it passed after a few days and I was eating solids within a week. The surgery shocks your digestive system and can cause it to become tempora...
by del
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: CRC hitting young people more frequently
Replies: 5
Views: 916

Re: CRC hitting young people more frequently

CRC in young people has been increasing since well before 1994. The chance of a young person getting CRC in 1990 was already double that of 1950 (source: https://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/never-too-young). From what I've read, scientists are unsure exactly why the incidence of CRC in young people...
by del
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Colonoscopy Soon, Am I Overreacting?
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: Colonoscopy Soon, Am I Overreacting?

No, you aren't overreacting. You are doing the right thing by getting a colonoscopy. Your symptoms could be caused by lots of things other than cancer, but blood and especially mucus in your stools is not normal and should always be investigated.
by del
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Adenoma Polyp at 20
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Adenoma Polyp at 20

Yes, removing polyps is a preventative measure, much like removing suspicious moles to prevent skin cancer. I would push for an earlier scope though, maybe 1-2 years. If nothing is found, you can space them out further. 20 is young to have polyps, so you might have some genetic predisposition to them.
by del
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member here - CT scan has me worried
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: New member here - CT scan has me worried

Also, CT scans are weird. They seem to always show strange things going on in our bodies! Totally agree. I was quite worried after my few first scans due to some of the "incidental" findings. Radiologists are very thorough and note everything they find, even if it's irrelevant. But the mo...
by del
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: New member here - CT scan has me worried
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: New member here - CT scan has me worried

Generally no, a CT would not detect colon cancer, at least not in the early stages. The only way to reliably detect colon cancer is with a colonoscopy. Did the radiologist suggest any further investigation in their report? Usually they would if there was anything concerning. I have had lots of scans...
by del
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Terrified - 3cm polyp
Replies: 16
Views: 1841

Re: Terrified - 3cm polyp

I had a similar polyp found and was told by phone by some non-doctor at the office that the polyp was "negative". The GI doctor told me to come back in 2 years for a follow up colonoscopy. Just over a year later I was diagnosed stage IV. After my Mayo care team reviewed the original patho...
by del
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Any younger men post rectal surgery?
Replies: 13
Views: 1340

Re: Any younger men post rectal surgery?

Have you discussed the possibility of a transanal excision with your surgeon? It's a much less invasive surgery that is sometimes offered to stage 1 patients, where only the tumor and some surrounding tissue are removed.
by del
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Biopsies clear
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Biopsies clear

That is great to hear! Best wishes for the polyp removal and hope you get further good news.
by del
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: First Colonoscopy in 2 Weeks
Replies: 13
Views: 1367

Re: First Colonoscopy in 2 Weeks

That's excellent news! You must be relieved. Wishing you the best in bringing your coeliac symptoms under control.
by del
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Rectal pressure
Replies: 5
Views: 576

Re: Rectal pressure

What did your doctor say after you had the x-ray? I wouldn't think a polyp would cause pain, especially if it's further up in the colon. But you mentioned in another thread that you have diverticulitis, and I believe that can cause some pain.
by del
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Full blood count
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Full blood count

It wouldn't typically show up for early stage cancer. In later stages, it may show up as anemia due to internal bleeding, or various other things due to metastases, like liver function tests. It can show up in CEA, but I don't think they check CEA in routine FBC blood tests unless you already have a...
by del
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Terrified - 3cm polyp
Replies: 16
Views: 1841

Re: Terrified - 3cm polyp

Sorry for the reason you're here. I think everyone in this forum can sympathise with the terrible emotions you go through waiting for biopsy results. But please do yourself a favour and stay off Dr Google, it will only make you feel more anxious. If it is cancerous, 3cm is still rather small, so hop...

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