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Jen43
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New here

Postby Jen43 » Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:00 pm

Hi

I am new here. On Feb 27th I had a colonoscopy which I was having cause I needed and endoscopy to check if I hav3 bleeding veins cause I have cirrhosis good news was I don’t.

Bad news is a spot was found in my colon biopsy and was told March 5th it’s colon cancer. I am 39 years old and like anyone scared out of my mind. My Dr said it seems early but we won’t know for sure till it’s removed I meet with the surgeon on April 1.

I have had a CT scan March 20 which came back no Mets.

I am looking for support, information and anything else I should be getting tested for.

I think I will be left side colon removal surgery

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O Stoma Mia
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Re: New here

Postby O Stoma Mia » Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:05 am

Jen43 wrote:Hi - I am new here. On Feb 27th I had a colonoscopy which I was having cause I needed and endoscopy to check if I have bleeding veins cause I have cirrhosis good news was I don’t.

Bad news is a spot was found in my colon biopsy and was told March 5th it’s colon cancer. I am 39 years old and like anyone scared out of my mind. My Dr said it seems early but we won’t know for sure till it’s removed I meet with the surgeon on April 1.

I have had a CT scan March 20 which came back no Mets.

I am looking for support, information and anything else I should be getting tested for.

I think I will be left side colon removal surgery

Before your meeting with the surgeon, you could read the relevant sections of the NCCN Guidelines on Colon Cancer. It's an 88 page document, so there's plenty of information there.

NCCN Guidelines on Colon Cancer.
https://www.nccn.org/patients/guidelines/colon/

Another thing you could do is to look over the table of contents of the booklet below to help identify issues that you, as a younger patient, should be concerned with:

Younger People with Bowel Cancer
https://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=62091&p=490167#p490167

DarknessEmbraced
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Re: New here

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:32 am

I'm sorry for your diagnosis and I hope your appointment with the surgeon goes well!*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
NED 12/21/18


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