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kiva (@kiva)

Colorectal cancer Surgery: Watch and Wait

Colorectal Cancer | Last Active: Nov 9, 2022 | Replies (9)

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After 8 weeks following a first biopsy, the surgeon is running all tests again. After being put under anesthesia for a second surgical biopsy, surgeon says he was “unable to get in far enough” to perform the biopsies. So we are waiting for the other test results like PET, MRI, etc.
The question, what what cause the difficulty for a surgeon getting in “far enough” for this surgical procedure?

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How unsettling. @kiva. I moved your question to your original discussion to keep you connected with @daledales and to also bring in @jalamc into this discussion.

– Colorectal cancer Surgery: Watch and Wait https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/colorectal-cancer-surgery-watch-and-wait/

I cannot venture a guess as to what "far enough" means. I would continue to get clarification from your surgeon. How was the biopsy done – during a colonscopy?