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Anal/bowel cancer

20 Mar 2023 19:10

Hi I'm 54 in reasonable good health so I thought apart from being a bit over weight . Went to A&E last October with chest pains . They couldn't find anything . Fast forward to end of Feb 2023 . Apparently my GP had been trying to get in touch with me . The scan I had in A&E October 22 showed a growth in my bowel and on one ovary . Urgent colonoscopy and referral to gynaecologist. No one is telling me anything. But then read my discharge letter after colonoscopy and it said day case cancer . 
I've tried calling hospital my GP and consultant and they said they can't say but to wait for results. Surely someone can tell me what I'm being tested for . I'm terrified I'm in so much pain down there and in my pelvic area . Have been treated for bladder prolapse for last 2 years but now they saying it's not that . Why can't I get a straight answer from anyone? I'm so scared confused and frustrated.

Anal/bowel cancer

22 Mar 2023 11:24 in response to Lisaloo52

Hi Lisaloo52 and welcome to Cancer Chat.

I'm sorry you're struggling to get any information from your GP and consultant about what you're being tested for. This must be so frustrating but I'm glad you've joined us out as many of our members will understand what you're going through and hopefully you will receive some support and advice from them soon.

If you'd like to discuss your situation with one of cancer nurses, you can give them a call on 0808 800 4040, Monday - Friday between 9a.m - 5p.m. 

We're thinking of you Lisa and hope you're able to get some clarity over your situation soon.

Kind regards,

Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator