Dec 29, 2013 - 5:53 am
I had an appointment with a colo-rectal surgeon on 12/26. I was referred by my radiation oncologist who said I should have been seeing a colo rectal doctor all along. No one ever told me that! Anyway, I have been having some blood with my bowl movements. Doctor ruled out hemroids. Now she wants to do a procedure where she takes a look at my colon and takes various tissue samples for biopsies. I am not sure what this procedure is called but she said it is not a colonoscopy. She wants to have this procedure done asap and is going to have her nurse call me Monday morning. Of course I am scared and upset that no one during the last two and a half years ever asked me if I had a colo-rectal doctor (I have 3 oncologists!). This doctor kept telling me how lucky I am to still be alive (I was stage 4). I know how lucky I am but having a doctor tell me made it hit home a little more and made me realize how that can change in a minute. I wish I knew the name of the procedure but was wondering if anyone has any insight. Has anyone ever had the cancer come back in their colon?