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    Had my first colonoscopy today

    After everything we have been going through with my husband and his colon cancer needless to say I was petrified to do my colonoscopy today.
    They found one polyp, she said small but it seemed larger than when I looked it up it was 12mm, she removed it everything else looked great. Weird thing is mine was just about the same location as my husbands. Anyways wont get the pathology report back for a few days but I am assuming no matter the outcome since it was removed I'm good?? She did say that I need to have another one in 3 years. She also told me I need to inform any close relatives my siblings so they can be sure to be checked. She also told us that our children will need to be checked at 40 instead of 50. My husbands doctor never told us any of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by worriedwife69 View Post
    After everything we have been going through with my husband and his colon cancer needless to say I was petrified to do my colonoscopy today.
    They found one polyp, she said small but it seemed larger than when I looked it up it was 12mm, she removed it everything else looked great. Weird thing is mine was just about the same location as my husbands. Anyways wont get the pathology report back for a few days but I am assuming no matter the outcome since it was removed I'm good?? She did say that I need to have another one in 3 years. She also told me I need to inform any close relatives my siblings so they can be sure to be checked. She also told us that our children will need to be checked at 40 instead of 50. My husbands doctor never told us any of that.


    That all sounds good. You are correct to check in with the path report. Good recommendation for your children as well.

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    A polyp is just a polyp until the lab results prove otherwise.
    A friend of mine (another Barry) has had numerous polyps removed several times, non thank goodness came back as malignant.
    Barry jokingly says he is something likened to a mushroom farm as his appear rapidly.
    He is on annual colonoscopies.

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    Diagnosed stage 3 March 011
    Radical resection April 011
    Restaged 2b April 011.
    12/09 Colonoscopy clear but picked up hospital infection.
    Aorta & femoral arteries occluded.
    Clot buster drugs put me in ICU with internal bleeding. 9 blood units later they got it under control.
    Aortobifemoral surgery 5th May. yughh.
    PET scan indicates clear
    DEXA bone scan clear
    13/5 CT showed "unknown" but no concern from docs.
    Inguinal lymph nodes and severe groin pain.
    Ultrasound and MRI show no nasties. Pheww
    Groin pain and enlarged lymph nodes still there.
    October -still the same pains but under semi control.
    Additional chest CT scan ordered for 11th November prior to surgery.
    Sinus surgery done and dusted.
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    Active surveillance continues.
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    CT Guided biopsy 7/09
    November 1 Vats Wedge section pathology Glomulated previous infection
    no Cancer.

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