Further colonoscopy required to confirm diagnosis
First time posting, but have perused the threads over recent weeks, which has been invaluable 😀 to alleviate anxiety whilst waiting for results.
On 20April, I had colonoscopy (via urgent referral) and was informed I had a 50mm rectal tumour which was probably malignant, biopsies taken plus subsequent CT and MRI scan carried out.
Had my appointment yesterday with the colorectal consultant surgeon, whereby I thought I would have a diagnosis. I was informed my CT scan clear, MRI scan unclear and biopsies taken were benign. Due to the size, location and type of tumour / polyp the consultant wants to do further biopsies as he thinks the polyp potentially still may be cancerous. The consultant wants to try to remove the polyp via EMR (but has to be done via 2 specialised surgeons due to size of polyp) so a further evaluation can be performed, so awaiting further colonoscopy appointment.
As this is all new to me, has anyone else experienced this, whereby further follow up tests are required before a diagnosis is confirmed?