Zackattack wrote:... I have three colorectal surgeons scheduled over the next 2 weeks for consults. One of them being @ Sloane Kettering. What questions should I ask?
Urologist believed early prostate enlargement.
2 days later I go to a Gastro dr and I told him my symptoms and he ordered a colonoscopy for a few days later. I almost backed out as i'm 36, 1/1000 or 1/500 chance of perforation etc freaked me out, but I went through with it and had the colonscopy last Wednesday.
Dr calls me on Friday morning to let me know that there was only one polyp found, but it was large (almost 2cm). It was removed, and biopsied and found to have cancer embedded with less than 1mm margins removed.
Today, blood test (no results yet) to check CEA levels (i think that's the acronym). He also tattoo'd where he removed the polyp and referred me to a good colorectal surgeon.
Tomorrow I go in for a CAT scan which we hope is negative.
A) Obviously, it's way too early to stage it until it's fully removed. Is it at all possible I'm stage 1 only?
B) Due to the distance to the anus -- is it possible I won't need a bag at all? I know if it is closer, it's certainly possible that they'd have to remove more. I know it's a minor inconvenience to live but just a thought.
Hi Amy - what incredible strength and reading about your journey is truly inspiring and I hope that you stay well.AmyG wrote:might have just caught it early.
Thank you for all the helpful tips and your story. I asked about the wait and see due to your post and it seems like we'll wait and see what their verdict is.Jolene wrote:Would you also be requiring radiation at all ?
What a crazy wildcard to have in our lives. Wishing him and you the best.tminor5 wrote:you can see about my husband. He went in for his year scan
Thx so much for the positive well-wishes and for the clarification. I think it was between 10-15 cm from the anus -- very high up the rectum.NHMike wrote:You said that the polyp is 10 cm from the Rectum.
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