Colon Cancer

  • speedoguy53

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    Mar 08, 2007 10:42 PM GMT
    Hey guys....my brother died of colon cancer 6 mos ago....when he was diagnosed 2 1/2 yrs ago everyone in my family went for colonoscopies (our mother died of it 10 yrs before). I had a few polyps removed and they said come back in 2 yrs...well, just went Monday and they found a cancerous mass on my colon...about the size of 2 thumbnails (small)...meeting with a surgeon on tues to discuss and schedule surgery and then make a plan for chemo and/or radiation if necessary. I truly believe it has been found early enough and I maintain a positive attitude. Anyone had any experiences with this kind of thing..I'm 54, my brother was 57.
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    Mar 09, 2007 8:29 PM GMT
    I have no experience with colon cancer. But you have my sympathy with what you will have to go through. Good luck. I will look to see if you keep us updated on your situation.

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    Mar 09, 2007 8:41 PM GMT
    Oops...I just posted to the Prostate Cancer thread and that knocked this off of top billing....didnt mean to do that.
  • speedoguy53

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    Mar 14, 2007 10:44 AM GMT
    Hey Caslon...thx.....met with the surgeon yesterday and have scheduled surgery for this Monday (19th). they'll do what they call a colon resection...that is cut out the cancerous part and reconnect it. After that maybe chemo or radiation...depends on wht they find....very nervous but hopeful this has been caught early.
  • Laurence

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    Mar 14, 2007 10:50 AM GMT
    Hi

    I've been reading these posts and sorry to hear about your trouble.

    Try not to get too not nervous. I'm sure you're in capable hands.

    Fingers crossed and good luck for the op.

    Loz
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    Mar 14, 2007 4:23 PM GMT
    Good luck, speedoguy53! I will be thinking of you on the 19th and keeping my fingers crossed.

    This kind of surgery sounds pretty awesome. Do you have any idea what to expect afterwards?
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    Mar 19, 2007 3:09 AM GMT
    It is probably too late today for you to see this message before you go to the hospital for your surgery. But will be thinking of you and keeping my fingers crossed for you. When you are able to get back on line lets us know how you are doing.

    Take care, buddy, and here's hoping all comes out well! :-)

    Caslon
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    Mar 19, 2007 12:49 PM GMT
    Good luck, buddy!
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    Mar 21, 2007 4:13 AM GMT
    What Caslon said! Good luck and speedy recovery!
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    Mar 21, 2007 5:28 AM GMT
    Hi there...my partner died of colon cancer in 1993, I know all too well about what it can do.
  • speedoguy53

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    Mar 23, 2007 10:10 PM GMT
    Hey guys ! Thanks for all your kind words and support. I got home today...the surgery on the 19th went well...they were able to remove the entire mass and we anxiously awaited the pathology outcome until Wed...It's benign but was described as "very on the edge" of turning into cancer... We couldn't be happier.....especially since the DR originally said it was cancer! See, they aren't always right!I have a dozen staples in my gut , it is very sore, but am very happy the outcome...they are not recommending chemo or radiation...just follow up colonoscopies every year for awhile.....it was a tough stay in the hospital but well worth now knowing the outcome!
    Early detection is the key!!! Have your colonoscopies!
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    Mar 23, 2007 10:59 PM GMT
    Congratulations, Speedo. That must be a huge relief. Good luck with your recovery.
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    Mar 24, 2007 1:19 AM GMT
    Congradulations!!! thats great news
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    Mar 24, 2007 4:12 AM GMT
    I am brand new to this site (today!) and stumbled onto your post. I read with interest because I went through this with my mother about 10 years ago. Glad to hear that you had a good outcome from the surgery and that the removed material was benign. Congrats and many happy years ahead for you!
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    Mar 24, 2007 5:41 PM GMT
    Oh that is the most wonderful news, speedoguy53! I am so glad that it was caught before it went cancerous. Now, the best wishes for a speedy recovery from the surgery!