Feb 12, 2011 - 1:19 am
After more than five years suffering under a diagnosis of IBS and then serious weight loss and low energy set in a year ago, I got a new doc who didn't think it was IBS and got me feeling well enough for a colonoscopy. Rather than IBS, I had a huge colon tumor (13 centimeters). I had surgery to remove the colon tumor in Sept/2010 with a resection of colon...tumor tested benign and all looked good for me...after a few months it was like having a new life!
However, a car accident this January/2011 caused some pain that made me seek a checkup. Found pain was caused by swollen liver and CT scan revealed two big masses in liver (liver and other organs were clear when checked back in 7/2010 before colon surgery)...except a "node" seen on lung. Doc says he's pretty sure it is colon cancer mets to liver. Biopsy to largest liver mass positive adenocarcenoma. Going back in a few days to discuss treatment.
Age 50, feeling generally healthy. No symptoms or other problems and I don't have any of the known issues that usually lead to bile duct cancer.
Wondering about gene mutation testing to improve treatment choices...Anyone have any info or suggestions for me?