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Seeking Advice and Support for Colon Cancer Diagnosis

17 Mar 2023 17:00

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all doing well. I am reaching out to this community in search of advice, support, and guidance for a loved one who has been diagnosed with invasive adenocarcinoma of the colon, a type of colon cancer. In addition to the colon cancer diagnosis, there are some other findings from medical tests that we would like to share and learn from your experiences.

Here are the main details of the case:

Colon Cancer Diagnosis: Invasive adenocarcinoma, moderately differentiated, confirmed through an endoscopic sigmoid colon biopsy.

Abdominal Ultrasound Findings:

Multiple hepatic focal lesions, possibly multiple hemangiomas.

Prostate focal lesion, suggestive of lymphoma.

Upper Abdomen CT with Contrast Findings:

Hepatomegaly (enlarged liver) with multiple large focal lesions, possibly giant hemangiomas.

Minimal pelvic ascites.

No definite prostatic focal lesion on CT basis, suggesting the need for a trans-rectal ultrasonography (TRUS) correlation.

We understand that managing this condition may require a multidisciplinary approach, and we are currently seeking professional advice on the most appropriate treatment options. However, we would also like to hear from individuals who have experienced similar situations. Your personal stories, advice, and recommendations would be invaluable to us.

If you have faced a similar situation or know someone who has, could you please share your experiences? Specifically, we would like to learn about the treatment options you pursued, how you managed the additional findings (such as the liver and prostate findings), and any challenges you faced during the process.

Any information or advice you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your support and for being a part of this incredible community.

Warm regards

Seeking Advice and Support for Colon Cancer Diagnosis

19 Mar 2023 15:22 in response to CancerWarrior_23

Hello Cancerwarrior_23 and welcome to our online community.

I'm sorry to hear your loved one has been diagnosed with invasive adenocarcinoma of the colon. This must be a very difficult time for you both but hopefully some of our members who have been on this journey will be along soon to share their experiences and advice.

You may also be able to connect with others and get further information about your loved one's diagnosis from the online community at Bowel Cancer UK but if you'd like to discuss any of this with one of our cancer nurses, you can do so on 0808 800 4040, Monday - Friday between 9a.m - 5p.m. They're very helpful and will do everything they can to answer your questions and put your mind at ease about what's to come.

We're thinking of you Cancerwarrior_23 and wishing your loved one all the very best with their treatment when it gets underway.

Kind regards,

Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator