Thank you for getting the Colonoscopy! Rectal Bleeding was my only symptom and it was only occasional. I went two years before I did the colonoscopy and they found the 3 cm tumor in my rectal area 8 cm from the anal verge. If I had went two years earlier when I first saw the rectal bleeding I could've really caught the disease very early. Instead it grew into a T3c tumor. I got lucky and it didnt spread anywhere. I had a great surgery and had 21 nodes negative. Im very very lucky. Ignoring rectal bleeding could've been the death of me and still might be. I should've went day 1 upon symptoms.
You cant let doctors talk you out of a Colonoscopy when you find rectal bleeding. Its a MUST with no question asked.
Should be mandatory at 45 if not 40. This is an avoidable damn disease if caught early. Waiting till 50 is crazy.
Im glad you did it and glad to hear the outcome.
1-15-16 to 3-22-18: On and off Rectal Bleeding
3-22-18: CSoscopy Rectal Can
4-8-18: MRI: T3(c) N0 M0
5-4-18 Short Course RT 5 days
5-13-18: Robot Lap LAR TME
5-20-18: Nodes: 0/21 LVI: present, Perinerral Invasion: Present, All Margins: Negative
5-21-18 Stage 2a
5-25-18: Oncol discuss if Chemo needed for Stage 2a. 3 months Capox
7-01-18 Oxy cause vomiting/Nasea.
7-06-18: Oncolt discontinued Oxy
7-23-18: Xeloda Monotherapy
7-23-18: CEA post surg .5, CA19-9 2.9