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Old 11-26-2012, 02:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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No the lung cancer was never metasticized colon cancer. Technically his lung cancer went into his bone then the liver and that was what killed him. Never went into the brain though and the day before he died he spent hours on the back porch going over financial details with me because that was just who my dad was......I can't remember which kind (Small cell or large cell) without looking but def lung cancer.

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Old 11-26-2012, 04:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Best wishes for an excellent report!
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Is it normal for doctor's to schedule a diagnostic colonscopy just for a tiny bit of blood in the stool? There's always blood in my stool.
Seriously, if you are experiencing blood in your stool you should get it checked out. Most likely something simple like a fissure or internal hemorrhoids, but its best to know why.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:09 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Is it normal for doctor's to schedule a diagnostic colonscopy just for a tiny bit of blood in the stool? There's always blood in my stool.
SERIOUSLY???? Get thou buttest to the doctor! Post Haste!
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:38 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I went to the doctor to schedule one and he found a VERY minute bit of blood in the stool.
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Five years past my due date for my after 50 colonscopy, I finally got one and felt alot better afterwards. I occasionally had blood present when I went the bathroom. The doctor said it was, as Nigel put it from internal hemorrhoids.

So, I'd say no cause for alarm yet !
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:29 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I really hate the prep.....but the procedure itself is no big deal. I have blood in my stool every now and then. Hemorrhoids. But it is always better to have it checked.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:17 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I went to the doctor to schedule one and he found a VERY minute bit of blood in the stool. So now it is a diagnostic one. Tuesday at 9. At 3 I take the anti-nausea pill at 3 and start drinking the GoLightly ( and you don't go lightly ...) an hour later. I started my fast an extra 48 hours before I was supposed to.

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Best wishes and I hope the dr gets to the bottom of your problem and resolves anything he finds quickly!!!

Last Tuesday my dr mentioned I'm going to have to have the big "C" next Spring ... NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO IT!!!
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:33 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Sorry to jack but for those that have colon cancer in your family, at what age should you start going for a colonoscopy? My mom passed away from it and two of my aunts/uncles also got it on her side and two of my uncles got prostate cancer on her side. 5 of her 10 siblings got cancer . I'm 33 so I don't think I need to go yet but I know I'm suppose to go earlier than normal because of the family history.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:38 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I think they recommend age 40....That was what they did for me. It is honestly not bad at all other than the prep and, of course getting an IV. Now if you have issues with being put in an altered state with the drugs, that could be bad. You are loopy enough to not care that your butt is hanging out for all to see. And you forget a lot of it. No pain afterwards. I understand MUCH easier to go through than a sigmoidoscopy and much more diagnostic as the cancerous growths tend to be deeper in near the ileocecal junction.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:04 AM   #20 (permalink)
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@ fuzzybunny 40, there is a high occurrence in my family as well.
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