Hi Annette, So sorry for the reason you are here.
Just a minor question. Was this a colon rectal Dr who performed the colonoscopy? At the end of the day, these Dr.(s) know cancer when they see cancer. Something about being medically trained to know these things. You can wait for the official results, butt I know when I got scoped, they told me during the procedure, we found cancer. If he had rectal cancer, I would really be pushing for a board certified "colon rectal surgeon, butt it sounds like he has colon cancer. Generally surgery is the next step (with colon cancer vs rectal cancer. With rectal cancer, 5-6 weeks radiation, then surgery), followed up with chemo unless it's a stage 1 or early stage 2
How old is your husband? If he has siblings, they should be check too.
Follow your gut instinct. If you trust this Dr to do the surgery, go for it. If you have concerned,, get a 2nd opinion.
Once you get a staging, come here, we've all been in yours and DH shoes. KNOW they you and your husband are not alone here. You will find a lot of information and support here.
If you husband does have the surgery, make sure he walks, walks, walks, those hospital hall once out of surgery and when he get home. It really does help with the healing process.
And make sure he has comfortable walking slippers and a wrap around robe. He will be hooked up to many IV's in the begining. Being able to get robe off and on easy sure helps.
All the best to you and your husband.
P.S. Regardless of whether it's cancer or not, this mass does need to come out. It could be tomorrow or sometime in the next 2 weeks, butt like I stated above, these Dr.(s) know cancer when they see it.
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!