I met with the GI doctor yesterday to discuss my results and he isn't convinced that it's my gallbladder at all. He threw out the word "cancer" and I've been freaking out ever since.
The doctor seems pretty concerned and recommended an EGD and colonoscopy. He said colon cancer is a possibility he wants to rule out. I don't think I have a history of colon cancer in my family. I've had relatives with lots of different cancers and some with what my mother said was "stomach" cancer but she could very well mean colon (English is not her first language nor the first language of the relatives that had cancer).
My appointment is March 20 and I'm so anxious. Something is definitely not right with me, I just never in a million years thought cancer, especially colon cancer, was a possibility. Does anyone have any thoughts or advice for me? Thanks in advance.
First your need to know, cancer is just ONE possibility out of a possible many. We all tend to focus on that word when we hear it. Many year ago, my mother ended up in the ER, serious stomach pain and rectal bleeding. They were looking for cancer. No cancer, not even a polyp. Just a bad case of diverticulosis. Me I had no pain. Just bleeding hemorrhoids. Every test that should have been a warning flag for cancer came back negative or normal. Yet I had cancer.
The fact you will not be scoped until March 20 is telling me, the Dr is not real worried about cancer either. They can bump those appt up when they feel it's a concern.
During the mean time, avoid Dr. Google. Hang out here is you need a place to vent. Believe me, we have all walked in your shoes.
Keep us posted, Butt try not to worry to much!