colorectal cancer,does tumor size dictate stage?
I just had a colonoscopy done on friday, he told me without even biopsy results I had colon cancer of the rectum,The tumor size was 13cm , he could not pass all away through with the scope and told me to see a oncologist and a surgeon, he sent my biopsy to a lab which i will have monday, I asked him how long do I have 2 -3 years?, why I asked that I have no idea, yes 2-3 years, he scared the hell out of me. I have been bleeding for weeks now, little bowel movements, some burning sensation in my lower abdomen,pain in rectum was bad for weeks but now has subsided almost completely. I am scared if I have stage 4 because of the size of tumor, I am going to sloan kettering tomorrow without any health insurance hoping they wont turn me away. does tumor size dictate the stage of the cancer?????? I still have alot of bleeding and tyelonal is not working like it use to also can this pain in the lower abs be gas?,also pain in the lower back. thank you,
Last edited by tunerman; 10-04-2010 at 06:37 AM.
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