My father has been diagnosed with colon cancer. They have found a 2.6 cm lesion. Biopsy was done and confirmed cancer. Stage II. Is surgery the only option?
My sister (42) was diagnosed with rectal cancer.
I also had seen maroon red blood in the bowl, and my blood test result came back saying I have anaemia which later was said to be due to my thalassemia trait.
I had a colonoscopy done in October, and the scope reached to the ilium. However, I still had hard stool on the left, right and sigmoid colon, so I was asked to do it again.
I waited for the appointment which finally arrived with two days notice the day I was going holiday which had to be cancelled. I just received my next appointment in two weeks time.
After the colonoscopy, I was assured that although it needs to be done again, they couldn’t see anything.
1. I wanted to ask if thalassemia can be mistaken for iron deficiency anaemia which is one of the signs of colon cancer
2. I understand you can’t say for sure, but how likely is it that someone can miss cancer due to the hard stool as it would be raised? Also, it entered all the way going past the transverse colon.
Please answer in many details as I’m really worried. Are there any other tests I could do faster or to avoid another colonoscopy?
Thank you in advance
Hi, I thought I felt a lymph node under my left arm about a month ago – I’ve been checking it routinely and nothing seems to change, as a matter fact I’m not always sure that I even feel it. I’m healthy otherwise, don’t feel pain, no loss of appetite, no weight loss and no fatigue. My concern is that maybe I had an underlying cancer of some sort that metastasize into my lymph node but was in aware of it. I know this is a big jump to conclusions but that’s what I get for reading online. I do have a physical coming up on the 25th but I’m struggling with worry and wanted another opinion. Would I have signs if it were cancer other than little bit of a swollen lip though? I know this can be caused by other things but it’s been a while and again I can barely feel it . Thank you,
General Information: I’ve been pretty healthy most of my life, good blood work, etc. At 50 years old I had my first colonoscopy and had two small polyps. One was normal, the other was precancerous. They were very small and removed. Other than that I feel healthy
i collapsed whilst away my father paid for me to see a doctor they took blood they came back with concerns i was admitted and a bone marrow aspira was done this came back they then said to me i had aml and needed induction treatment i scared so left the hospital and returned home (–) i have not told anyone about this but have had the copies sent thru post of reports are they right in saying i need treatment please docs are enclosed in attachment
gapathein 300mg 3 times dy amitripaline 10mg night ensures plus drinks niephin gluosophane
I am 39 years old. I had a Hysterectomy over 7 years ago. My uterus and all of cervix was removed and ovaries left behind. I had this because of two reasons 1:) major issues with heavy pain and bleeding. Then… 2.) I was do with severe high grade precancerous cells which ended up being the decideibg factor for doc to do the procedure. For well over 6months I have had various issues… increased urination, abdominal pain and bloating. Severe unintentional weight loss (30+pounds in 6 months. Nausea, feel full after eating, not much of an appetite. Occasional pain during sex. (Just started) and SEVERE lower back pain that’s comes and goes and length of time it last varies from each episode to on and off a couple hours to several days of constant lower back pain that brings me to tears at times. My question is: could this be ovarian cancer?
Nothing u can tell me that can be any scarier than the internet itself, so please just be completely honest and forth coming.
So i have been suffering with a lump in throat feeling for 6 months. So i thought i had throat cancer. I have become mentally unwell thinking about it. I went to my ent who did a full exam and scoped my throat. Then i had a upper endoscopy and mri. Followed by a barium swallow. Nothing has been shown. So i have pulling my tongue out and pushing my tongue to the side to look with a flash light. I never see anything but by stretching out my tongue the pain goes away for hours and comes back. I think i have ocd. So i have health anxiety. I think they missed my cancer. What should i do? I am 34 y/0 male don’t drink but used to chew.
Medications: Prontonx and lexapro
Two and a half weeks ago I had a day where my urine was dark red/brown. I put this down to too much black coffee as it always makes me need to urinate much more often. I even thought it could be the coffee passing through me. This continued for a few days and then became normal one time and coloured the next. This is how it continued until during the last few days it became more blood coloured more often, but my doctor had started me on Rivaroxaban because I have intermittent AF and one of the common side effects is blood in the urine. Today, for example from first thing in the morning my urine was clear, bloody, clear, clear and then bloody, bloody and clear.
Having seen a bloody urine sample and tested it today my doctor has referred me as urgent to the hospital for tests.
I have googled it and found with bladder cancer it is quite usual for the urine to fluctuate, being bloody one time and not the next.
Are my chances of having cancer great? Unfortunately I am 65 and have smoked all my life albeit less then 10 a day.
Medications: Rivaroxaban and Citalopram both 20mg
I have a very bad pain in my throat that comes and goes. Has been like this for 4 days now. When pain comes on I can’t eat anything. Can’t even swallow. I have no cold, sneezing, fever, runny nose, headache or chills. Do I have throat cancer?
I feel a lump in my breast and I am worried sick that it may be cancer. It is located on the upper side towards my armpit. It is hard and shaped more like a triangle than round. About 1.5 centimeters. It is painless. I never noticed it before. Is it cancer?
I have been diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer, spread to brain, other lung and hip bone. Been on Carboplatin for 4 months but cancer has continued to develop. Radiation therapy for brain is keeping it under control, what would be the next step for chemo?
I am afraid I may have Mesothelioma Cancer, I suffer from shortness of breath and have chest pain. I worked in a factory which used lots of different types of materials. I think asbestos may have been one of them. I don’t know what mesothelioma treatment options are available nor what my resources are. I already received a letter from a specialized mesothelioma law firm saying that I may be affected and want to meet with me. What should I do next?
hi, i’ve had a mark on my leg for around 6/7 weeks, i’m not sure how it got there, but i’m worried it is a form of skin cancer as it is similar to some photos i’ve seen. It hasn’t gotten any smaller, i’m not sure if it has gone slightly bigger, but when i am hot, it goes more red.
I am worried I have throat/tonsil cancer. I have 2 areas 1 on each tonsil that shouldn’t be there and I’m not sure how long they have been there. I am 36 year old male with HTN and Gerd. I smoke a pack per day and have since I was 15. My throat doesn’t hurt and I seem to have no other symptoms. Is this cancer or anything to be concerned about? Both things are squishy and painless.
Medications: Prilosec and Hydrochlorizide
General Information: No