Chances of being colon cancer? Colonoscopy tomorrow

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Fearingtheworst
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Chances of being colon cancer? Colonoscopy tomorrow

Postby Fearingtheworst » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:11 pm

Hi,

I’m a new member here and I’m absolutely terrified of what the result of the colonoscopy tomorrow will be. I’m 27 years old male and my birthday is in 9 days so this is absolutely horrible.

It started beginning of April with pellet poop and when I researched why that was happening, it came up as constipation. Looking for reasons for constipation, fiber and cancer popped up. I had been eating a lot of this protein pita and realized it had a ton of fiber so I stopped but the constipation continued. I drank more water and stopped the pita with no change. I went to the GI mid May and gave me Miralax which worked as long as I taking it, when I stopped my problems continued. The GI also scheduled an endoscopy because of nausea that I was feeling in January and tested positive for H.Pylori. I asked the GI for a colonoscopy because I’m fearing the worst and he wouldn’t schedule it. So I called another GI and he agreed to schedule one, which I have tomorrow.

My symptoms are:

-contsiptation: it started with pellet poop and now I go less often. Used to go once a day, now it is once every couple of days. After taking the miralax, my poop is now always floating, which is another concern

-I have a lot of gas and rumbling in my stomach all the time

-I feel rectal pressure that comes and goes

What are my chances of colon/rectal cancer? I have already put in my mind that’s what it is and I’m crying daily waiting for the worst news after the colonoscopy tomorrow.

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Re: Chances of being colon cancer? Colonoscopy tomorrow

Postby SteveNZ » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:56 pm

Fearingtheworst wrote:Hi,

I’m a new member here and I’m absolutely terrified of what the result of the colonoscopy tomorrow will be. I’m 27 years old male and my birthday is in 9 days so this is absolutely horrible.................... What are my chances of colon/rectal cancer? I have already put in my mind that’s what it is and I’m crying daily waiting for the worst news after the colonoscopy tomorrow.

Hi,
You will be fine. There are so, so many issues linked to your symptoms. And to be honest they are not at all like what I had which then led step by step to the diagnosis of cancer. Do try to cheer up and have a neat birthday. Your birthday gift will be a signal from the Dr that all is clear inside. You are wasting tears.....
Happy Birthday
Aged 56 - I feel really young...
Colo-Rectal Cancer T2 N1 M0
March 2018 - Diagnosis
April-May 2018 Radiation+Chemo then a TIA (Minor Stroke). - Stopped Chemo.
June 2018 - Sitting it out before operation. ....Pretty Miserable- emotions gone weird....?!
*Decided to live to 100 as I will get a telegram from Her Majesty the Queen when 100yrs old. I so, so want one.
Am a Salvation Army chap so I complete 'knee drill' (prayer) to the Commander in Chief often. For myself personally this helps me through.

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Re: Chances of being colon cancer? Colonoscopy tomorrow

Postby chrissyrice » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:43 pm

Be positive you found a great GI doctor willing to do this colonoscopy now.
The test is easy and you will or should know the results rather quickly.

Best of luck and it will help either way.
DX 10-31-09 Surgery 12-1-09 Sigmoid Colon
Stage IIIb T3,N2,MX; Chemo Feb 2010-Aug 2010; 4 rounds Folfox; 8 rounds 5FU +LV
12/2010 PET/CT Scan, Cancer Free
7/2012 CT Scan NED 2 years
10/2013 NED 3 years
8/2014 NED 4 years
Recurrence 6/2015: iliac lymph node(s)
8/2015 Surgery: 3 cm tumor removed+iliac artery graft
3/2016 CT Scan Stable
6/2016 Stable
9/2016 Stable
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Recurrence 6/2017
12/2017 Surgery removed all cancer w/ clean margins
07-27-2018 Cancer-free for 7 months

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Re: Chances of being colon cancer? Colonoscopy tomorrow

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:05 pm

I hope your colonoscopy goes well and that you get good news!*hugs*
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

Fearingtheworst
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Re: Chances of being colon cancer? Colonoscopy tomorrow

Postby Fearingtheworst » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:08 am

Thanks for the quick replies. What were your symptoms prior to your diagnosis? What happens after they find a tumor? I know it could be other things but I can’t help but think I’ll wake up from the colonoscopy and find the doctor next to me telling me the bad news.

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Re: Chances of being colon cancer? Colonoscopy tomorrow

Postby Fearingtheworst » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:06 am

I also want to mention that I live within 30 mins to Boston and I just want to be be prepared just in case. So for people who live in the area, any recommendation on the best surgeons/hospitals etc. that deal with this?

Thank you very much. My colonoscopy is in 4 hours.

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Re: Chances of being colon cancer? Colonoscopy tomorrow

Postby Fearingtheworst » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:19 pm

I’d like everybody to know that the results of my colonoscopy came back clear. Thank god! Appreciate everybody’s reply and advice. Made me at ease prior to the coloscopy.

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Re: Chances of being colon cancer? Colonoscopy tomorrow

Postby Robino1 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:51 pm

Good news indeed. Now go enjoy your life! :)
At 54 2014 1st colonoscopy colon cancer detect
Colon resect margins clear. No chemo Stage II
2017
Distend abd, pain in intestines.
CT scan seeding & Ascites
Lap diag - cancer on the omentum
CEA 217; 219
FOLFOX started 6/17
CEA 202
8/29/17 CT melting of tumor.
Latest CT scan shows 2 new tumors and return of ascites.
CEA: (2017)9/30 -109; 10/12 -99.1; 11/4 -90.7; 11/30 -70.7; 12/14 -83.4; (2018)1/4 -73.3; 2/1-84.2; 89.2; 89.8; 88.5; 81.8: 93.5; 107; 119
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Re: Chances of being colon cancer? Colonoscopy tomorrow

Postby chrissyrice » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:52 pm

:D :)

Great news... hope the GI can help you if there are other reasons for what you have been experiencing.
DX 10-31-09 Surgery 12-1-09 Sigmoid Colon
Stage IIIb T3,N2,MX; Chemo Feb 2010-Aug 2010; 4 rounds Folfox; 8 rounds 5FU +LV
12/2010 PET/CT Scan, Cancer Free
7/2012 CT Scan NED 2 years
10/2013 NED 3 years
8/2014 NED 4 years
Recurrence 6/2015: iliac lymph node(s)
8/2015 Surgery: 3 cm tumor removed+iliac artery graft
3/2016 CT Scan Stable
6/2016 Stable
9/2016 Stable
12/2016 Stable
3/2017 Stable
Recurrence 6/2017
12/2017 Surgery removed all cancer w/ clean margins
07-27-2018 Cancer-free for 7 months

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Re: Chances of being colon cancer? Colonoscopy tomorrow

Postby henry123 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:08 am

Goodbye and wish you never have to be back here.
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Re: Chances of being colon cancer? Colonoscopy tomorrow

Postby Atoq » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:29 am

Fearingtheworst wrote:I’d like everybody to know that the results of my colonoscopy came back clear. Thank god! Appreciate everybody’s reply and advice. Made me at ease prior to the coloscopy.

I am really happy for you! :D

Claudia
45 year old, mother of 2
Dx rectal cancer October 2017
At least T3N2aMX (suspect metastasis to one lung 8 mm)
Lynch negative
CEA 1.8
Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy Xeloda + 25x2 Gy
05.12.17 laparotomic surgery for blockage, colostomy
25.01.18 laparotomic lar, hysterectomy, ileostomy
05.03.18 core needle biopsy of lung, updated to stage IV
07.05.18 CAT scan, lung metastasis 11 mm
04.06.18 ileostomy reversal
26.06.18 wedge VATS surgery
24.08.18 CAT scan, clear
12.09.18 scope, ok. CEA 1.6

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Re: Chances of being colon cancer? Colonoscopy tomorrow

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:08 am

Wonderful news!*hugs*
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

SteveNZ
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Re: Chances of being colon cancer? Colonoscopy tomorrow

Postby SteveNZ » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:44 am

Fearingtheworst wrote:I’d like everybody to know that the results of my colonoscopy came back clear. Thank god! Appreciate everybody’s reply and advice. Made me at ease prior to the coloscopy.

Great news!!
Please get out and enjoy life to the fill. :D :D
Aged 56 - I feel really young...
Colo-Rectal Cancer T2 N1 M0
March 2018 - Diagnosis
April-May 2018 Radiation+Chemo then a TIA (Minor Stroke). - Stopped Chemo.
June 2018 - Sitting it out before operation. ....Pretty Miserable- emotions gone weird....?!
*Decided to live to 100 as I will get a telegram from Her Majesty the Queen when 100yrs old. I so, so want one.
Am a Salvation Army chap so I complete 'knee drill' (prayer) to the Commander in Chief often. For myself personally this helps me through.


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