I am a 70 year old woman in excellent health who plays tennis regularly and is married to a retired oncologist.
On sept 20,2005 I had a colonoscopy and a large polyp was found and removed.It looked benign.
6 days later we got the report that the entire polyp was a cancerous tumor right down to the stem where it was attached to the colon wall.
I then had a PET scan and a CT scan to determine if cancer had spread.No cancer cells were found in any organs in any part of my body.
A spot in my lung was too large not to have picked up dye if it was cancerous. They say it is a granuloma;My husband is still worried about it.
No positive nodes were found outside of the colon.
On Oct 13th I had TEM (transanal endoscopic microsurgery). There is no incision made thru the stomach. Everything is done microscopically with an instrument that goes thru the anus.
The procedure scooped 4 inches out of the colon and the biopsy results showed 2 of 12 lymph nodes to be positive. This means i will need treatment.
Does this history sound familiar to anyone?