It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Cancer: Colon Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-26-2011, 06:30 PM   #1
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Western New York
Posts: 1
frugal HB User
Just diagnosed- surgery questions

Greetings all,
I'm a forty year old single man. After several months of bowel problems I had a colonoscopy last week. Dr. found a mass in my colon big enough that he couldn't get the scope past. Had a CT scan first thing the next morning. Got all the results today. The mass is 6cm long and definitely malignant. CT scan showed no other growths throughout my colon or abdomen. However, one nearby lymph node may be involved. So far the recommendation is surgery (partial colectomy), recovery, get back to life. I have met with one surgeon already (recommended by my GI doc). I would like to meet with at least one more surgeon before I go ahead and have the surgery done.
I'd like to know if anyone can offer any advice when choosing a surgeon? Types or variations of surgical procedures I should be aware of? My thinking is that making this decision and having this operation set the stage for my long term outcome. I'd like to make the most informed choices I can.
Thanks for any help you can offer.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 09-26-2011, 06:42 PM   #2
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Escondido,CA USA
Posts: 18
AlphaMale13 HB User
Re: Just diagnosed- surgery questions

I don't have any recommendations but if you don't get advice here check out The Colon Club. The board there is all colon cancer people with most of them below the 50 year old range. Just go to the website and click on the link at the top right of the page that says colon talk. Good luck my friend, My prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery are with you.

 
The Following User Says Thank You to AlphaMale13 For This Useful Post:
frugal (09-26-2011)
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Hi! Just checking in-Oncologist got us down-any advice? flygirl3 Cancer: Colon 5 08-19-2007 03:47 AM
New and STILL just trying to get diagnosed lucky123 Cancer: Colon 1 01-11-2007 10:28 AM
Help Please husband just diagnosed with rectal cancer!! gemlee Cancer: Colon 11 04-23-2006 09:18 AM
Just found this site moviman's wife Cancer: Colon 7 01-29-2006 01:54 PM
Friend just diagnosed.... mystic heart Cancer: Colon 12 07-18-2005 09:39 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:16 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!