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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.