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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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@colleenyoung

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?

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Well, the “procedure” was supposed to be a surgical biopsy requiring anesthesia. In recovery, patient is told “no biopsies were done” because surgeon could not “get in far enough.”
Next step, look at PET scans to “determine” if the surgical biopsy is “tried again.” ?