When you see your DR, be sure to stress the family history of colon cancer. Really, the best way to find out is through a colonoscopy. You might just have a polyp that needs to be removed. Then keep up with the schedule for continued colonoscopies. If it is something more serious, the earlier you are diagnosed and start treatment, that is good for you.
Diag Feb 5, 2016 Age 45
3 cm tumor 5 cm from verge
Radiation + Xeloda pills - 3000mg 5x week
3/14 - 4/16 - 25 sessions
Shrank just over 50% L nodes 0/13
Remove rectum with temp Ileo 6/17
Reversal 7/20 due to infection
Acute hepatitis August. Chemo cancelled
June to September 2016 - 58 days in hospital
6/16, MRI shadow in lung
Pet - 6.6mm Met in Upper R lobe
7/30 VAT surgery Mass General/Boston
8/30 - 4/28 Folfox. 12 rounds
June CT shows new lung Mets.