Tammy Greer

First post: Sep 6, 2017 Latest post: Dec 11, 2017
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In March I turned the big 50!  Kaiser sent me a gift in the form of a colorectal screening test.  I put if off for a few months as the process seemed complicated.  Turns out it wasn't at all and I finally sent it in.  The test came back positive for blood in my stool.  A colonoscopy was ordered and long story short, I have colon cancer.   I had a CT scan on Saturday to see if there was evidence of cancer in other organs.

Today, Septmber 5th, my parents and I met for a consultation with my surgeon.  It  went well. The CT scan showed a nodule on my lung. I'm having a PET scan Thursday and depending on the outcome I may need a  lung biopsy in the near future.  In the meantime, surgery to remove almost 1/2 of my colon and my appendix will be scheduled within the next 2 weeks (hopefully).   A lymph node near my colon will be biopsied at that time.  Then, based on the lung biopsy (if i need one) and/or colon biopsy, a stage will be determined and I will see an oncologist if necessary.

Thank you for your friendship, love and prayers!

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