- Jun 8, 2005
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- Charleston, SC
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Bluegreen Points Lodge Alley Inn.
Brewster Green (two weeks).
I'm so sorry to read that and hope your surgery goes well. How long did you go between colonoscopies?...I was diagnosed with full-blown colon cancer on 9/27. Confirmed on 10/2. CT scan showed no movement on 10/3. I see a surgeon at St. Peters on next Tuesday. I am scared as hell - but I have no choice but to go forward. AND, I have never had a polyp discovered during a colonoscopy..... Be well....
Once a polyp is discovered, most gastroenterologists want to follow up with another colonoscopy the following year and every year after one is discovered. My birth mother died of colon cancer at age 39, my half-brother at age 61. I have been having colonoscopies since my late 30's. They began as every five years. Once one very small polyp, so small it disintegrated upon removal leaving nothing to biopsy, was discovered another was done the following year. Nothing was found so they were moved to every two years which is what I have been doing for a very long time now. Last year, when nothing was found, I asked if we could move it to three years and he agreed. Now, I'm feeling a little nervous about that. Of course, I don't like them (the nasty tasting liquid and also because I am a poor stick for IVs and often have to be stuck numerous times and even then I frequently "blow the IV"). I have to admit that the liquid mixture tastes better than it used to. Seems I should just have them every other year regardless.