Hi and welcome, Sorry for the reason you think you are here.
!st, your issued could be caused by "many" thing, cancer just being "one" possible (out of many). While it is hard, the 23rd in not that far off. I had to wait 3 month just to see a GI doc. Try to focus on other things between now and the 23rd.
For what it is worth, I had no pain, no symptoms. Just bleeding hemorrhoids. Every test that should have been a warning flag for cancer came back negative or normal. My PCP figured my bleeding hemorrhoids were my excuse for getting scoped early in life, my signature line tells the rest of my story. Many years prior to my diagnoses, my mom ended up in the Er with stomach pain and rectal bleeding. Colonoscopy was done, no cancer, not even one polyp, just a bad case of diverticulosis. Change in diet, problem solved.
More than likely you have hemorrhoids, butt it is ALWAYS best to get it checked out (scoped), because at the end of the day, anything you read on here is just speculation. That scope will give you a TRUE diagnoses if there is anything going on.
During the mean time, try not to worry. More than likely, it is not cancer.
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!