Confused about diagnosis: Carcinoid tumor in rectal area
I am confused about my diagnosis and the information the colorectal surgeon gave me. My oncologist has referred to what they have found as cancer but the surgeon referred to is as if it is precancerous. I had a colonoscopy that found a tumor. That was tested and it was a carcinoid tumor. I then had a sigmoidoscopy which produced removal of a polyp. Finally, recently I had an MRI of the pelvis that showed a tumor in rectal area. Oncologist sent me straight to surgeon. Surgeon and oncologist noted needed removal of tumor with surgery. After reading about the surgery proposed online (Mayo clinic)it seems to be stage 1 rectal cancer. Is this cancer?