AGE AT DIAGNOSIS

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  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028
    WOW guys,...you are SUPER!

    I am compiling a WORD document, sans names, of all of your comments...When I am done, I can e-mail to you if you want....or maybe better to put in Expressions gallery...I'll keep ya posted...
    Thanks again for the fuel for my fires!!!
    SEMI-COLONS ROCK!!!
    Kathi
  • jerseysue
    jerseysue Member Posts: 624
    Dx Stage IV April 2005 at the age of 41.
  • NanD
    NanD Member Posts: 58
    Age 47, stage III c, 13 positive nodes. Probably there for years, symptoms for at least a year. At 49, NED!
  • rthornton
    rthornton Member Posts: 346
    NanD said:

    Age 47, stage III c, 13 positive nodes. Probably there for years, symptoms for at least a year. At 49, NED!

    I was diagnosed stage four at age 35. I'll turn 37 next month.

    Rodney
  • crazylady
    crazylady Member Posts: 543
    diagnosed with rectal cancer in March 2004 at age 46. cancer returned in lung in October 2005. I had symptoms for years that I ignored and some that just were misdiagnosed.
    Jamie
  • Moesimo
    Moesimo Member Posts: 1,072
    I was 46, dx'd with stage 3, 2 pos. nodes, no family history, tumor was huge.

    I am now 3 years, NED. Yippee

    Moe
  • micheleamw
    micheleamw Member Posts: 62
    My Dad was diagnosed with Stage III at 59. He had no symptoms.
  • lfondots63
    lfondots63 Member Posts: 818
    Hi Kathi,

    I was dx at 42 but was having symptoms that I thought like others was my IBS for at least 1 year continuously. I had small instances for about 5 years. I didn't ask how long had tumor but it was so big is was almost blocking the colon so it was probably there for a few years. Didn't find out until dx that my uncle had a bowel ubstruction years ago and a colostomy bag for a while. I had my sister go for a colonoscopy and she is clean. Not even polyps. Whoo hoo. One down and now hubby and kids to go. My kids are young but they will get it at 30 if I have a say and will fight to get it done. Great post and I think you should send this to the board that said it is uncommon. I think this is getting more common since people are hearing about colon cancer. Take care.

    Lisa
  • jsabol
    jsabol Member Posts: 1,145
    Hey Em,
    Great idea!
    I was diagnosed on baseline colonscopy at age 53, NO symptoms, but 1 small polyp: stage III, 1 positive node.
    My father was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 82, died of metastatic disease at age 85.
    My kids will be getting scoped long before age 43! (My dghtr's doc is recommending scope at age 30) Judy
  • alta29
    alta29 Member Posts: 435
    what do you think ??????
    I just read all the posts from dx at age.....??
    It makes me sad and mad.....Mad because this "demon" has been around for YEARSSSSSS and now more and more young people get the disease...How come there is no cure yet ???????? HIV patients ( and God bless them to ) are living for ever now.....wweeeeeee....and this new demon came around what.....25 years ago ???
    Just cannot understand why arent we doing more....the goverment, the pharmaceuticals...
    There is something wrong...more and more people get Dx every day , younger and younger...is it the food ( even though vegetarians get colon cancer ? ), the enviroment, the air ? What ever it is we need a cure NOW and we need to find out where,why, how is coming from.
    Sorry...but got upset for a while...I will breath now.....
    God bless you all.....
  • kangatoo
    kangatoo Member Posts: 2,105
    alta29 said:

    what do you think ??????
    I just read all the posts from dx at age.....??
    It makes me sad and mad.....Mad because this "demon" has been around for YEARSSSSSS and now more and more young people get the disease...How come there is no cure yet ???????? HIV patients ( and God bless them to ) are living for ever now.....wweeeeeee....and this new demon came around what.....25 years ago ???
    Just cannot understand why arent we doing more....the goverment, the pharmaceuticals...
    There is something wrong...more and more people get Dx every day , younger and younger...is it the food ( even though vegetarians get colon cancer ? ), the enviroment, the air ? What ever it is we need a cure NOW and we need to find out where,why, how is coming from.
    Sorry...but got upset for a while...I will breath now.....
    God bless you all.....

    Believed mis-diagnosed 1997 with haemarroids. After much pain and blood loss admitted to repair haemarroids in July 2003. Surgery was cancelled when specialist "took a look" first, polyps discovered in sigmoid.After colonoscopy and barium enema 3 tumours found. 2/3 bowel blockage discovered Aug. 2003....stage 2.I was 47.
  • taraHK
    taraHK Member Posts: 1,952
    I was diagnosed with Stage III rectal cancer at age 44. No risk factors. Symptoms for about 1 month.
  • sam991
    sam991 Member Posts: 16
    Dx at 66 I think I'm in the lead :-)
    Didn't have any symptoms except some bleeding I took for hemmorhoids (sp?). Then I had an "accident" in 2004 which suddenly let loose a lot of congealed blood. Luckily I wasn't at the supermarket. Stage 2 or 3 (anomalous PET scan). So far NED after completing chemo a year ago.
    I had a colonoscopy about 4 years prior to this and had one benign polyp so I was probably delinquent in not demanding a probe every couple of years.
    Sam
  • kmac
    kmac Member Posts: 4
    taraHK said:

    I was diagnosed with Stage III rectal cancer at age 44. No risk factors. Symptoms for about 1 month.

    I was diagnosed Stage 2 rectal cancer at age 44. (Nov. 2004) I had significant bleed 2 years prior..Was examined by 2 doctors and said internal hemorroid. I pushed for a colonoscopy ,for I still had blood and saw tissue. I was bloating continually after just few bites of food.. Needless to say when I did start chemo that was the first symptom to be gone. I have been cancer free since March 2005.
  • grandma713
    grandma713 Member Posts: 105
    I was 53 at diagnosis. No real symptoms that I knew of. I had a physical, blood count was real low..had a colonscopy, found a tumor, had a hemi, diagnosed at a Stage II No chemo..so far so good. Said tumor had been there 5-8 years. One of my kids already had her colonoscopy others are getting at 35
  • Believermjh
    Believermjh Member Posts: 36
    My husband dx cc at 62 in 2001.
    DX prostate cancer at 66 in 2005.
    DX recurrance of cc mets to liver at 66 in 2005.
  • Susanbm
    Susanbm Member Posts: 61
    Diagnosed at age 45, Stage III with 1 lymph node involvement. Had small amount of blood in stool for at least 6 months, after checking the internet convinced myself it was hemorrhoids. Never occured to me it was cc. A gross bleed forced me to go to the Dr., still thinking it was the hemorrhoids. Doc said it had been growing at least 5 years.
  • neon356
    neon356 Member Posts: 137
    Diagnosed at age 53, stage 3, 11 of 15 nodes positive. That was 13 years ago, and still NED!.
    Carl
  • Bert was diagnosed shortly after turning 51, stage III, 4 nodes out of 12 positive in 2003. He had been having regular sigs for over 10 years as his father died of right sided colon cancer at age 57. No symptoms for Bert...he just reached that magical age of 50, "justifying a colonoscopy and, oh yes,he did complain of a continuous bloated feeling. Upon exam, two large tumors, right side, estimated growth time 5 to 7 years. Will be celebrating three years NED in July (Praise GOD and all the powers that be).

    Michael, our son, goes next year...full colonoscopy...when he's 29. Come on...grandfather, father, what more does it take?

    Monika, who's better late than never to answer and still spitting and spewing just like Krakatoa over these stupid, stupid guidelines.
  • 2bhealed
    2bhealed Member Posts: 2,064
    unknown said:

    Bert was diagnosed shortly after turning 51, stage III, 4 nodes out of 12 positive in 2003. He had been having regular sigs for over 10 years as his father died of right sided colon cancer at age 57. No symptoms for Bert...he just reached that magical age of 50, "justifying a colonoscopy and, oh yes,he did complain of a continuous bloated feeling. Upon exam, two large tumors, right side, estimated growth time 5 to 7 years. Will be celebrating three years NED in July (Praise GOD and all the powers that be).

    Michael, our son, goes next year...full colonoscopy...when he's 29. Come on...grandfather, father, what more does it take?

    Monika, who's better late than never to answer and still spitting and spewing just like Krakatoa over these stupid, stupid guidelines.

    I think this one is longer than Howard's Sex thread! (that was howard who started that one wasn't it?)

    Thanks y'all for signing on!

    SEMI-COLONS ROCK BIG TIME!!!

    peace, emily