My questions and concerns are as follows:
I have no idea what I am doing here, so any advice/recommendations would be helpful. I guess it is possible that it is just a huge uncancerous growth?
- Should the Colorectal surgeon be doing the surgical procedure to remove the mass instead of the GI specialist? (I've been told that I should have a good Colorectal surgeon perform it by several people)
- If the surgeon doesnt want to do it, why would that be the case?
- Should I have a CT scan ordered now? Or after the mass is removed?
- Are there any other tests I should be doing?
dallasdog wrote: . . . and the CEa test too?
I disagree.chrissyrice wrote:Results of the CT scan are important too ... you could have other spots that would make the second colonoscopy a mute point and take you in a different direction with oncologist and colorectal surgeon.
Utwo wrote:Skills of a particular doctor with colonoscope are much more important than colorectal surgeon certification.
Depending on your histology report after this colonoscopy/polypectomy you may not even need a real surgery.
Just keep your finders crossed.
chrissyrice wrote:Since you are so close to Duke I really would go there for a second opinion.
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