Newly Diagnosed Colorectal Cancer
My name is Denise in California, 64 years old and newly diagnosed with colorectal cancer. I do not know the stage yet as I was told I will after my MRI next Monday. I had my colonoscopy done last week and my GI Dr. said he found a polyp and biopsied it and sent it to pathology. I then had a CT scan and my GI Dr. called me again and said it is cancer and referred me to an oncologist and meet with her this Thursday for a video call with my sister. My gastroenterologist also informed me I will probably need to have chemo and radiation and then surgery to remove the cancer. To shrink it first? He does feel so far from the CT scan that I am in a early stage and nothing has spread yet….
My question is do the above events sound familiar to you so far with your experience? So new to me and so nervous. I just wish I knew which stage I am in and get the treatment plan scheduled. In preparation for Thursday's appointment I have made a list of questions.
Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Thank you….Scared Denise