My father 72, was diagnosed with cc this week. He had a routine colonoscopy and the doctor removed seven polyps. The doctor was sure there was no cancer and even said "I'll see you in three years for yur next check up." Then they called Tuesday and said the largest polyp was cancer. They told us that the best type of cc it a tree stump like polyp and the doc can just remove it. But we daddy's was more that than bc hey said it was more rock like and was a flap.
My questions are:
1-he goes back Monday and they are going to tatoo the area where the cancer is. Why do they do that if? R they thinking he won't need surgery just radiation?
2-he sees the oncologist on Monday. When they called they mentioned "possible resection" with radiation. How can they know that if they haven't done a PET scan to see if it is outside the colon yet?
Can't tell u how much this group had already helped by reading yur posts. Bless all of you for you journeys and knowledge.
Any advice is appreciated as we see the docs Monday
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