Jan 24, 2005 - 11:54 pm
Hi, Some of you may remember me, I am a CC survivor myself. I recently had a thoracotomy done (in October) for mets to the right lung. I am happy to report that at this time I am NED. My mother, however, just had a colonoscopy done (finally). I was diagnosed in 2002 and it had taken her this long to get around to being tested herself. She had been dealing w/ chronic constipation for as long as she can remember.....Anyway, today they removed 20 polyps from her colon. She is 70 years old. My question is this, is it possible that all of these polyps could be benign or pre-cancerous? I of course am very worried considering what all I have gone through dealing w/ my disease. I am only 34 and have had 3 surguries, 2 rounds of chemo and much mental turmoil. It is one thing for a young person to deal w/ this, but my mother is not as strong or in shape as I am and I worry. We will not know the results for several days. Has anyone ever heard of someone having this many polyps and them being OK? Please let me know if you have heard of a case like this that turned out to be OK.