My mother had a mass in her transverse colon, very large that was benign. She also had a very large cyst on her ovary...from presentation during surgery she complletely look stage 4 with ovary mets, but no...that was wierd because it was years ago and she was my age then....sure enough years later I have a tumor in my rectosigmoid area and it was cancer....I remember my gastro doc saying in a creepy way " yeah, hers just hadn't changed into cancer YET"...but she had it resected and has been OK since.
2008 March 37th Bday DX
3C Rectal Cancer, 5cm tumor, 4/33 nodes positive
28 tx IMRT Radiation, 12 tx Folfox, 1 month Xeloda
5 years NED 3/14/2013!