May 20, 2013 - 10:59 pm
Hi everyone: Most of you wont remember me but a few will. My sister Brenda 3_16 had stage 4 colon cancer. diagnoded 3/2009. passed away. 1/2011. We were both on the web site a lot during her illness. (she was 43)
Here is the question/concern/
When she was diagnosed, the Dr's advised me to have a colonoscopy, which I did. It revealed 4 cancerous polyps , one which was large. They were removed sucessfully during colonoscopy. I had bllodwork and scans which all came back normal (2009) . I went for another colonoscopy last month and they fould one small and one medium sized polyp (their words). The polyps were sucesfully removed during colonoscopy and I received a letter in the mail with the results: Cancerous. What concerns me is the letter stated to resume all normal activity and repeat colonoscopy on one year. I am concerned that they didn't order blood work or scans. Do you think this is normal, or should I ask them to send me for bloodwork/scan or should I get a second opinion? I just want to be proactive in this.
My neice (now 17) is lving with me. Her father is an alcoholic and couldnt/wouldnt stop drinking. My husband and I now have legal custody of her/ I am raising her along with my 2 daughters ages 13 and 9, She developed an eating disorder last spring and went to inpatient treatment in Philadelpha for 40 days in Sept-Oct 2012. She had/has an excercise addiction. She seems to be doing well now. She is ranked number 1 in her class of 260. She is in 11th grade. She wants to be an oncologist. But is is day to day with her and this disease.
Anyway, just wondering what you all thnk I should do about colonoscopy results? I have sadly noticed many of my friends are no longe on these boards. Does anyone have an update on Craig (Sundanceh)?
Love you all