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12/27/2016 Latest post:
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Friday, December 9th Jay went in for a routine colonoscopy. During the procedure they biopsied a 35 mm polyp/tumor and surrounding tissue. The following Wednesday, December 14th Jay was called into his primary doctor for results of the biopsy. The 35 mm polyp/tumor was confirmed to be malignant.
Jays sister Shelly was able to get him in right away with a colorectal surgeon out of North Memorial in Maple Grove. Surgery to remove the polyp/tumor, surrounding tissues and biopsies of 12 more lymph nodes was scheduled for Tuesday, December 27th at North Memorial in Robbinsdale. He will likely be recovering in the hospital until the New Year.
Thursday, December 22nd Jay had a CT scan. Thankfully results came in later that day and no other tumors are present throughout his body.
Although this cancer type is aggressive, Jays prognosis is good as the cancer is contained within the colon. After the procedure only time will tell if further treatment is necessary.
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