This board seems like a wonderful place and I am happy to have found it.
My husband(age 42) has been having problems for the last three months. Blood in stool, mucus, sudden urge to go but hardly anything there, and what he thought was hemorrhoids. His doctor scheduled him for a colonoscopy which he had today.
They found a mass about 3/4” inside that the doctor said took up about half of the colon, straight across. I hope that makes sense. He said he is sending it for biopsy, but that with 30+ years of doing this, he’s fairly sure it is cancer.
He recommended a scan ASAP and to see a board certified surgeon that he refers to often. Of course, we couldn’t get the scan today because the stupid insurance requires pre-authorization.
He acted like surgery would be all that is necessary if it hadn’t spread, but reading here, it seems that radiation first is an ideal treatment.
I don’t really have any questions...well, that’s not true, i have tons of thoughts and worries. I just wanted to introduce myself and maybe get some feedback about what we may be dealing with and what we should look out and be prepared for. Everyone here seems very nice and helpful and that makes me feel good!
Wife to DH age 42
Cholonoscopy 11/12 for rectal bleeding, found mass in rectum
Path report 11/20 says signet ring cell adenocarcinoma
CT scan found “cloudiness” in surrounding lymph nodes, and two tiny spots on liver
First appointment with surgeon on 11/26