by sheilab860 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 07:48 PM
My name is Sheila, I am 50 years of age, history of colon cancer in family (my father). After suffering for several months, I recently had an abdominal xray due to distention and pain. Dr. called me immediately and said I needed a CT scan. After the scan the Dr. called and said she wanted an upper and lower scope ASAP, stating that my colon was "thickened". The results of the CT scan are as follows: "There is thickening of the ascending and transverse colon. The descending colon has a ahaustral appearance. There is also mucolsal enhancement and thickening of the sigmoid colon and rectum, terminal ileum is also mildly thick walled. there are a few para-aortic lymph nodes noted. No collection or abcess, ne evidence of bowel obstruction, no free intar-abdominal gas or fluid." I am scheduled for Upper and Lower scope this Thursday and would greatly appreciate any feedback, I have been receiving blood and iron infusion treatments for approx. 3 years as I was diagnosed with GAVE disease. Do these results indicate colon cancer? I am not one to look for the worst but, with my family history and current level of pain and fatigue, I have a bad feeling and would like to be as prepared as I can. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
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