Colorectal cancer stage 1 with positive margin
I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer stage 1 with positive margin in May, 2023. Surgeon recommends a partial removal of colon following NCCN guidelines. I opted out a surgery and had flex sigmoidoscopy with a biopsy and fulguration of the area.
Biopsy is clear, but I’m having a stomach issues such as constipation and bloating, tight stomach feeling. Surgeon did emphasize of without a surgery to remove that portion of colon, cannot know if cancer has spread to the lymph nodes.
I’d like to have a second opinion, but which specialist should I go? Is a gastroenterologist the best specialist for my symptoms?
Any suggestions appreciated.