I don’t have a polyp. I have a mass that’s almost a complete blockage
Hey Ginrwill. Sorry to see you here, but this is a great place to be if you have cc/rc. I found this place after my diagnosis and surgery and can’t tell you how much this forum has helped me.
I see you are worried (who wouldn’t be) about having a large tumor.
My tumor was huge, and I had a complete blockage. My recovery from surgery took a long time. My incision was big, too.
The good news is that I feel ok, for now. I also had the same type of liver spot. I completed my 12 rounds of chemo and am currently NED. I know that can change at any moment, of course, but everything now is a victory and I’ll take it as it comes.
I have a local oncologist and also went to MD Anderson. I really like my local oncologist. He says he will be aggressive as possible, I am 47 and want everything possible done to fight cancer.
One difference I noticed with MDA is that my chemo exit scan included a barium rectal, where locally they were going to just give me a chest to abdomen CT. I think MDA does some things better/differently and will always get a second opinion from my doc there.
I cannot recall how long it took to get in MDA. It wasn’t long. They seem to get you in as quickly as possible.