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Hi everyone, i have just been diagnosed with bowel cancer3 weeks ago, i have had a ct scan,and a mri scan , i am waiting now for a ultra sound scan, to see if they can operate from, entering my back passage and take it out the tumor , if they cant do this, i will need a bag, possibly temporary,i just want to find out if anyone on this site has had the operation, and did it work,and whats it like living with a colostomy bag, thanks everyone John.

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Thanks for that, i will look into it.

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I have been a vegetarian for 40 years, lead a reasonably active life, and was diagnosed woth bowel cancer in November 17. Had an op to remove it and a margin then got the all clear. It had been picked up by bowel screening and now have a Stoma which will be reversed in April I hope. Doesn’t mean if you don’t eat meat you won’t get B Cancer.

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I had colerectal cancer, had the operation over 3 years ago. Have the bag permenately. Took quite awhile to get used to it, but there are worse things. Small price to pay for being well once again.

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I am glad you are well again,i am just waiting now, for my next scan on tuesday.

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Thank you for sharing this. What exactly is "quite a while" to get used to it? Like weeks, months or years?

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I also have a permanent bag-4 years now and as you say a small price to pay to be alive

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A bag is quicker than a poo! Hage to go with what u need! Impotence is another concern as to where your cancer is!

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I will just have to wait to see what, the surgeons say.

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Good luck Hun I didn't need a bag but as long as you get through it which I'm sure you will much love and prayers julie x

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Thanks Julie for your support xx John

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Thank you for joining our community! You are not alone in this. Wishing you all the best.

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Thanks Melissa for your support x

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Hi, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 two years ago and had the resection. Had a stoma for a while during the chemotherapy but it was removed afterwards. As others have said , it’s a small price to pay for life. Most are temporary and once your shortened colon has settled the reversal leaves you with a good life , one you REALLY APPRECIATE.

God bless , you have ny prayers.

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Hi, I had a operation last Friday to remove an early cancer in my anus and the surgeon did it using TAMIS. Still very sore but no bag and a few years ago I had my sigmoid remove and spent 2 months recovering. Worth you googling it. Wish you all the best and we can beat cancer 😀

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Hi John, wishing you all the best, my mum has just been diagnosed with rectal cancer, she got the results Thursday, she is having her CT and MRI on Tuesday and then depending on the results they will discuss surgery, they have mentioned about removing the bowl and having a bag 1for life, taking it day by day at the moment, I hope you are on the road to recovery now!

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Hi I have had surgery for this type of cancer and ended up with a colostomy bag which is permanent. Surgery was exactly 4 years ago and life is good Good luck

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