They found my mass during an op for “woman’s troubles”, I didn’t know it was there. The surgeons gave me a right hemicholectomy as well. Thankfully!
When they took it out they could not tell what it was, I had a bit of a wait for the pathology results. Stage 2 cancer with a T4 tumour, one that was right through my bowel wall. Thankfully no spread anywhere else. I’m so glad they used their experience, and did what they thought needed done.
So yes, I need to avoid having a popcorn feast, and yes I’m on b12 injections for life, however I think it’s a small price to pay for being cancer free now.
When I put my car in the garage, I like to think I know what’s wrong, but I trust the mechanic to fix it, I tend to take the same approach with surgery, I ask lots of questions, read up as much as I can, and bottom line trust the docs.
Find one that works well with oncologists, so you get the best treatment and best results you can.
(R) hemicolectomy 13/08/13
Stage IIB T4N0(0/6)M0
Xelox x 4 (Scot trial)