Jan 30, 2013 - 7:00 am
Hi everyone! I am a newly diagnosised anal cancer patient. My family doctor diagnosised me with hemorrhoids due to a small amount of rectal bleeding. She prescribed hemorrhoid cream. I used the cream even though I saw nor felt any evidence of hemorrhoids, the bleeding continued and I told my husband I wanted to go to a new doctor to check this bleeding out. We saw a walk in clinic doctor who diagnosised me with a fissure and refered me to a surgeon. He told me not to worry as this type of bleeding usually does not indicated cancer, occult blood would.(he was wrong!) I cancelled my appointment with the surgeon twice due to work conflicts! When I did go to see the surgeon he did a rectal exam (the first doctor to perform this test!!) he told me he felt a tumor. I asked him a benign tumor and he said no I think it's cancer. He booked for a colonoscopy which confirmed the diagnosis of anal cancer. Also my MRI showed some spots on liver, I had another MRI and results were inconclusive. I have started on chemo and radiation treatments two days ago.I love this blog as I find all the information very helpful and everyone very supportive!!