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    Samuel, Being now a 9 year Colon cancer survivor...

    Samuel,
    Being now a 9 year Colon cancer survivor and also officially diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015, I completely understand your situation.
    As far as a colonoscopy, the worst part frankly...
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    So here we are a number of years later with...

    So here we are a number of years later with rising PSA to 15.2 at the last check in December 018.
    Latest done May 9th and no repeat NO call from the URO which leads to to suspect same, same as...
  3. Debs, Sorry you are back with this news. A...

    Debs,
    Sorry you are back with this news.
    A couple of points I would like to make are !
    I have never ever heard of any specialist, surgeon or oncologist suggest or indeed state “not a single cancer...
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    Anne, its normal to be scared, we all have been...

    Anne,
    its normal to be scared, we all have been when facing surgery, myself I guess more than some.
    The redeeming factor is you are starting on the physical treatment pathway to remove the primary...
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    Patience, perseverance and commitment Po, just...

    Patience, perseverance and commitment Po, just love it.
    that'll keep you occupied.
    Baz
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    This may sound a little light but all you can do...

    This may sound a little light but all you can do is go with the flow to try and find out what is the cause.

    having had numerous DRE’s they are never comfortable, especially if one has fissures,...
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    Anne, Wise move if I may say. On the question...

    Anne,
    Wise move if I may say.
    On the question of a bag, over the last few years I’ve met two ladies both with permanent bags.
    One is a relation of our DIL who lives in Cornwall, she’s lived with a...
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    As others have said. Get the colonoscopy done as...

    As others have said.
    Get the colonoscopy done as your symptoms cover several digestive problems, not necessarily colon cancer.
    Keep in mind 80% of Colorectal cancer is diagnosed in people over 60...
  9. David, i cant add much more to what others have...

    David,
    i cant add much more to what others have said.

    Id suggest not medicating without a doctors approval as this route may provide short term relief but mask the underlying conditions.
    Follow...
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    Steele, Apologies I missed your post, just saw...

    Steele,
    Apologies I missed your post, just saw it now.

    There are a number of our members who have undergone rectal cancer treatment and surgery who no doubt will have better knowledge than...
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    Overall despite the other issues you mention from...

    Overall despite the other issues you mention from the colonoscopy you can I Hope breathe a little easier knowing you don’t have the big C.
    Good luck and echo what you say the bleeding will resolve....
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    Then, it seems you have answered your own...

    Then, it seems you have answered your own question.
    Lower lumbar problems (skeletal ) nerve impingement of which I don’t boast, but I’m a expert in pain having had it for years.
    If it bothers you...
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    Billy, Butting in again One question Does the...

    Billy,
    Butting in again
    One question
    Does the pain appear before, during or after exercise. ie stretching, walking etc
    reason for question
    is it mechanically related eg: skeletal or tissue...
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    K, Delighted that apart from a few hiccups to...

    K,
    Delighted that apart from a few hiccups to hear you dealt with it so well.
    Really impressed.
    Old saying
    We Cant change the past, but we can strive to change the future, not for two years we...
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    Billy, What you describe is what I have lived...

    Billy,
    What you describe is what I have lived with for several years, yet I stress not with anxiety.
    Most of the time it just lets me know it is there, unfortunately more frequently these days it...
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    Djin, Unless I missed something and I don’t...

    Djin,
    Unless I missed something and I don’t think I did, the needle was changed following every penetration at least this was my experience.
    Procedure was frankly a doddle as we say in the U.K....
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    Another, i am in no way suggesting nor even...

    Another,
    i am in no way suggesting nor even directing anyone NOT to have a biopsy.
    Lets be honest this is currently the only definitive method available and I fully realise this fact.

    If one...
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    You are correct, Peritoneal template biopsy I...

    You are correct, Peritoneal template biopsy I didn’t get a infection.
    TRUS resulted in despite taking the three antiobiotics resulted in sepsis and 4 days in a hospital bed on massive amounts of...
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    Carmen, Fissures can be terribly painful pre...

    Carmen,
    Fissures can be terribly painful pre bowel movement.
    They seem Not to be painful during bowel movement or after for some reason.
    Been in this situation several times since my resection...
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    Welcome to the place nobody really wants to be....

    Welcome to the place nobody really wants to be.
    Read your post twice and without any doubt you have issues which need resolving.
    Frankly it is impossible for anyone on here even with the detailed...
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    I too am stunned that our WA spectre has...

    I too am stunned that our WA spectre has resurfaced.
    At least I (we) now know that my buddy is still living.
    I assumed you had been bitten by a redback or indeed some other slithering creature that...
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    Sincere condolences at you loss. Barry

    Sincere condolences at you loss.
    Barry
  23. 100% agree with your final sentence. Barry

    100% agree with your final sentence.
    Barry
  24. Interesting post however, irrespective of the...

    Interesting post however, irrespective of the peer studies to which you refer I will make comment later.
    What I find inconceivable is “ family decided to increase the dose whereby my mother was...
  25. Thread: 26 and alone

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    Evee, Firstly in many years on here I have never...

    Evee,
    Firstly in many years on here I have never come across anyone posting mean comments.
    If they did, they would be history very, very quickly.

    We are here to support and help however we can,...
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