Maelleous wrote:I can tell you, that Feb of last year I had symptoms. (Blood in my stool) but I thought, and everyone else, that it was just hemmoroids. I am younger (35) and was very healthy. I decided to ignore it... I ran a 16k in April. I won a holiday run just before that. I was in the best shape of my life. I was eating super healthy, etc etc.
I finally decided in August after the symptoms got worse and worse to get the colonoscopy. I came SOOOOO close to cancelling right before because I didn't see blood for several days and convinced myself that my ultra healthy diet got rid of it. I am so glad I wasn't a fool. Mine was stage 3C and was just reaching its evil tendrils out to the rest of my body, had I waited a bit longer... it would have gotten to my lungs/liver and I would be significantly lowering my odds.
If you go, it is caught early, you may not even have to go through the horror that is chemo. GO NOW and get it checked. I am a firm believer of diet/exercise, etc. But all the healthy food in the world has a LOT better chance of helping you if you go and get the damn thing cut out first. It is scary to go, scary to face it, but not facing it very will likely take away all your options.
The earlier the better, go now.
Thanks for some details about you. Sounds like you work out, eat healthy, are young and do the right things for your body. People are floored when I tell them that I have cancer as they look at me and consider me a very healthy person. I saw a study indicating that 66% of cancer is caused by random mutations so you can do everything well and still get it.