anitabenites wrote:Hi forum!
. . . 2 days ago he had a colonoscopy and was found with a +/- 10cm tumor at 5cm of the anal margin, they found a large ulcerated lesion(mass) with central depression with a Borrmann type 2 edges.
Hi Ana and welcome, sorry for the reason you are here.
Because it looks like he may have rectal cancer, I would HIGHLY recommend that a "board certified" colon rectal surgeon do the surgery vs a general surgeon. The rectum is a small area and you really want someone with the extra training.
Have they done any other test, like a CAT scan?
They will probably do radiation prior to surgery to help shrink the tumor, thus to get clean margins when removing the tumor.
Because it looks like some lymph nodes were positive, he probably will be getting chemo after surgery.
How old is your dad? It might not be a bad idea for you and your siblings to also get scoped.
Hope this helps and good luck,