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Possible bowel/gynae cancer

12 Jan 2019 12:20

Hi everyone 

I'm 43 and have a fh of colon, breast & ovarian cancer for which i have annual mammograms and take tamoxifen and 75mg aspirin as prevention.  Recently a gynaecology referral and scans diagnosed an enlarged, thickened uterus and a polyp. I have been having a lot of lower left sided abdominal pain which i booked in to a and  e for and during a rectal exam the dr found a 2cm lump left sided up near where ovary sits. She's unsure whether its ovary or colon, but its where the pain is coming from. I have an appointment with gp monday to discuss and probably be referred for further tests. Bit worried right now as most cancers hit in 40s and 50s in the family. 

Possible bowel/gynae cancer

14 Jan 2019 14:50 in response to JusBT

Hi JusBT,

Thanks so much for joining the Cancer Chat forum. 

I hope your appointment with the GP went ok today. If you need further advice on what to do next or support, feel free to call our nurses on 0808 800 4040. It a free phone line, open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can also send us any questions you might have through the form here.

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