Hi. I have been reading these boards since I had my colonoscopy today. I am hoping someone has thoughts, insights, or encouragement. I had a colonoscopy 5 years ago and it was clear (well, they biopsied red patch and negative). Since I had BC in 2012 I see an oncologist for reg bloodwork every 6 months (db; mastecomy and BC caught earlier - so far so good). Because of cancer history - I had another colonoscopy today 5 years later and the doctor found a 1.5-inch polyp. It sounds like from the report it is in the rectum area. She did do a biopsy (did not take the entire thing out). She said it is 50/50 that it is cancer. I think the word sessile is in the report. I am scared to death. I have so many questions. But after reading it sounds like it is the size of the polyp that concerned her.
Few things. My CEA has been "normal" every 6 months as we do with my oncologist. I had a CT pelvic exam 5 months ago - issues with bladder- and there were no issues reported for liver, colon, bladder, uterus, etc. Does this all sound good?
I am just wondering if colorectal cancer is slow-growing - how did a polyp all of a sudden show-up? Anyhow, I am trying to be realistic that due to the size - it doesn't sound good. I know she said that if it is cancer I have to see another doctor to "stage" it and take pictures (something like this). And then meet with oncologist/surgeon etc.
Anyone have a similar story? Thank you. I am preparing for the worst. Been down this road before.