Sorry to hear this news, SC. I echo WHAT Mel said. Pretty surprising to find this after having had a colo 3 years ago. My understanding is it takes 5-10 years for a polyp to turn to cancer. So either they missed the polyp, or this is just an outlier. Either way, it sucks for sure, but highly likely it was caught early. I know so many people who dealt with this and went in to live long lives. Including my grandfather.
Ve been having colonoscopies since I was 36, annually for many years because I just grew polyps and they found something every time.5)3 last 10 years, there haven't been any polyps, and I've been told 3 years but I've never gone more than 2 years without one, to be safe. This last time they told me 5 years, so I planned on doing one in 3 years. I thing I'm coming up on 2 years in March. Your story is making me think I may not wait the 3 years..
Good luck with the staging, we're all waiting to hear what happens next
Dx Age 64 Nov 2014, 4.3
BX 3 of 12 cores positive original pathologyG6, G6, G8 (3+5)
downgraded to 3+3=6 by Dr Epstein, JH
RALP with Dr Ash Tewari Jan 6, 2015
Post surgical pathology – G7 (3+4), ECE, Margins, LN, SV all negative
PSA @ 6 weeks 2/15, .<02, 4/15 <.02 7/15 <.02, 10/15 0.00 (new lab)
My Story: tinyurl.com/oo9x4aq