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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: 529

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: 341

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: 570

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: 570

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: 1480

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: 1077

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: 480

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: 1144

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: 441

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: 486

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: 1480

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...
by del
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Questions on choosing a surgeon
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Questions on choosing a surgeon

They both sound like good surgeons. 40 does sound a little young, but I do think I’d opt for the robotic surgery if you’re a candidate. It will result in a much shorter recovery time and lower risk of complications. It will also reduce your DVT risk, which I see you’ve already had once. By the way, ...
by del
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: From Stage IV to NED!!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: From Stage IV to NED!!!!!!

Can't begin to imagine the difficult battle you and your DH have been through, but these success stories are so uplifting! Hope you are both enjoying NEDville! :D
by del
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: So confused
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: So confused

That is really distressing to hear. Hopefully your regular oncologist is more understanding and helpful. I had lots of random pain in my abdomen following surgery, and actually ended up having a small hernia at my belly button. It could be lots of things causing your pain, but if it's worrying you, ...

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