Colon Cancer - Get Off The Pot!
No pun intended. Really.
I just got a call from a friend and her husband is in the hospital. 2 days ago he went there because for a few days before that, he was throwing up and had stomach discomfort. He is not one to take medicine or go to the hospital so I could only imagine the discomfort he was in that prompted him to tell his wife to take him to the emergency room. He also did not have a BM for 5 days before this. Not a good sign folks.
While he is in the hospital, they ran tests and saw he had tumors throughout his colon. Now we are waiting for the biopsy results to see if it's malignant. He did have surgery to remove the tumors and they think they got it all but now it's a waiting game.
Here is the deal. If you are 50 or over and your Doctor says it's time to get a colonoscopy. Just get it done. Yes, the gallon of salt water you have to drink to clean you out is not pleasant to say the least. If that's the worst case scenario, then it's all good. They put you in a twilight state that you won't even know your name let alone what the Doctor is doing to you. My husband has had it and trust me, he comes out barely knowing who I am. Every time he gets it done, they find a polyp. They can remove it right then and there.
Below is a chart of how polys turn into cancer:
Do yourself and your spouse or significant other a favor and get those colonoscopies. If you heard my friend's voice and the worry and fear I hear, you wouldn't hesitate. And believe me, I'm worried as well. I hope the biopsy comes back as non-malignant.