Scared of having colon cancer

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Scared of having colon cancer

Postby summu2108 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:25 am

Hi all I had a colonoscopy 6 months back and came back as internal hameeroids no polyps etc . These days my stool is either thin and oval in shape(not cylindrical) or loose(no presence of water) . I am scared if it is a symptom of CRC . I pass the stool around 3 to 4 times everyday. My age is 22. No family history of any kind of cancer.

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Re: Scared of having colon cancer

Postby Lee » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:01 pm

If you were scoped 6 months ago, your chances of having rectal/ colon cancer is nil to none. A polyp generally take 10 yrs to turn cancerous. Keep a food journal and see if there is a connection between foods and how it might effect you. Example for me, I love my greens, butt those greens especially spinach will give me the runs.

Try not to worry,

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
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

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Re: Scared of having colon cancer

Postby KimT » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:15 pm

I think the chances of cancer are zero. You have started 4 threads asking the same questions. Perhaps you need to talk to your doctor about your anxiety.
2/10 dx colon cancer
right hemicolectomy 3/19/10
Stage 2a 0/43 nodes
Lynch syndrome
3/14/10 colon resection/ removal of metal clips
Nov 11 dx ovarian cancer

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Re: Scared of having colon cancer

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:02 pm

I'm sorry you're having a hard time.*hugs* I would talk to your doctor.
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17

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