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How were you informed you had cancer?

28 Sep 2019 10:29

i had my appendix removed and a month later got a call that I urgently needed to come to hospital but they wouldn’t tell me why, I got there and was informed I have a cancerous neuroendocrine tumour which was later diagnosed as bowel cancer, I have my surgery in 2 days in which I’m having a right hemicolectomy, I also found out I am pregnant in the same week, I never thought I would have to fight this battle so young, I am only 18

How were you informed you had cancer?

30 Sep 2019 12:13 in response to EllaG01

Hi EllaG01,

Welcome to Cancer Chat. You've had some big news, so I can understanding this can feel overwhelming. Make sure you understand your options and talk to your medical team who will be able to answer all your questions. If you're having trouble coping, there are tips available and we have some information here on cancer and pregnancy. If you feel like you need to talk to someone our team of nurse is available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can call them for free on 0808 800 4040.

All the best to you,

Moderator Anastasia