My Dad had colon cancer. The thought of it does scare me to death but not as much as it scared him. He eventually committed suicide when I was 11 because he was sure it was back. There was none found during an autopsy. So, now if I do happen to test positive for blood in the stool I begin to sweat it until I am scoped.
I agree with the others here though, my doc's told me when I was diagnosed it is a terminal illness but a treatable one... you can live with it.
Dx'd 1983 Crohn's Disease, COPD 2000, Psoriasis 2002, Fibromyalgia 2005 along with Chronic Inflammatory Disease 2005.
4 resections 83, 87, 90 and 2005.
Nuerontin, Elavil, Advair, Pro-air inhaler, Tizanidine, Xanax, Dialaudid, Humira, Sinemet. I am a walking pharmacy it seems when I list it all.