Colon Cancer - Diagnosis

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Published: April 26

At age 53 I had blood in my stool and it was suggested I have a colonoscopy (my first). I had a large mass at the top where the rectum meets the colon. The biopsy confirmed cancer. I had a resection to have the cancer removed. I had an ileostomy for a bit over 3 months so I could heal and then it was reversed. The cancer was stage one and I had no chemotherapy or radiation. That was over 6.5 years ago..

Published: February 03

If you read the list of symptoms of colon cancer it is a wonder I didn't recognize I had a problem. I lost 50 pounds in 2 months, ribbon stools, super fatigue, no pain, etc. My daughter insisted I go to the emergency room (ER) which we did. They immediately gave me blood transfusions for severe anemia. Many tests and 1 day later I was told I had stage IV colon cancer which had also spread to my liver. But, good news! After colon and liver surgery, recovery, and 6 months of chemotherapy I am now 2 years into remission and feeling great! Fight hard!.