Jan 03, 2013 - 11:35 am
Back in NOvember, I was having dry heaves and unable to go to the bathroom. An emergency room visit showed suspicious areas on my liver. I was sent home, only to go back to a different hospital. They did another catscan, and opened me up the next day. I had a major infection at the end of my anus (absess). They put in a colostomy bag to take away the pain, as well as to allow the absess to drain. They also biopsied my liver at that time. Three days later I was told I my liver biopsy came back positive for colon cancer. The surgeon assumed it started in my rectum. Five days after my initial operation, I had surgery to remove the anal absess. The surgeon went up as far into the rectum as he could (I assume where it was cut off before the ostomy) and he saw nothing suspicious. I went home one week later and started chemo (folfox every two weeks with avastin sp?). My oncologist mentioned having a colonoscopy at some point. My oncologist again reassured me my liver stained positive for colon cancer, but nothing really showed on scans. Last Friday was my second chemo tx. I told the oncologist I wanted a colonoscopy to see where exactly the cancer is in my colon. So, yesterday I had a colonoscopy. As the nurse explained things, I did remind her I expected to see something on the colonoscopy, since I was already dx w/colon cancer and had had my second tx. I reminded the doctor also. BAsically, not much showed up. Her summary went like this: *Normal colon s/p biopsies in the cecum and at 30 cm from the ostomy suspicious for a flat polyp. Otherwise no masses were seen. *Fair bowel prep BBPS 1+2+2=5/9 *Posible rectal fistula s/p biopsies about that site. I am to call back in a week for the biopsy specimens. But overall, she saw nothing alarming on my colonoscopy. So I'm not sure now where my cancer is coming from, or why it stained positive for colon cancer. Any thoughts?