Wow... I'm so sorry to hear that Cindy, I will try my best to do what I can. I am very scared and I have tried to relay this to the doctor but they didn't seem that sympathetic... Just said Colon Cancer at 18 (when my symptoms began) is far less than 1 in over 100,000 and a near impossibility at my age... I would make myself worse if I keep worrying, etc.
I think I will print some of these pages and take it to the doctor, but they did say to stop looking at the Internet and freaking myself out... but I can't really. I havn't experienced rectal bleeding for over 3 months as I said previously (I think it may have actually been twice in a year or something - both times bright red) but I know that for some people it comes and goes.
I probably am too polite, but at the same time I find it hard to say to a doctor they are wrong and I am right... they obviously have a much higher level of understanding than me. I am considering saying that rectal bleeding has come back and is darker... think that will work? Surely if I say it is dark blood they will have to do some kind of internal check...
I am 99.99% sure that if I say 'I want a check for colon cancer' I will be shot down and given laxatives again!!! Private I checked and it is about £1000-£1500... for a student with no decent job that is A LOT of money... far more than I can afford