I can truly understand you being overwhelmed and having one's colon removed is definitely an option.
I might consider that as well, but some cancers can be removed with no problems afterward. ... that's why I was asking where it was.
I do think you need to know the exact where and what can be done and how much inflammation you have....etc.
Lots to discuss with the GI.
There is a special light or wash that can be put on some cells to indicate cancer...that's why I was wondering about
the wording "he SAW dysplasia"...most times it cannot be seen unless there is something to show the changes, either through a microscope or a special contrast that will show them up.
Again..something to ask the GI.
Does colon cancer run in your family?
I hope you have a good support system with family and friends to help you through this time. I must admit I'd be initially freaked, but I'd do the homework and do lots of discussion with the doc, etc.
I'd probably be inclined to consider the surgery, however....now or later...that's the question.
Please keep posting other questions or concerns, etc.
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!