Hi everyone, I have not been diagnosed with colon cancer but I experience some pretty severe GI symptoms and there have been some blood test results that are ‘off’ for around a year now. The GP says they suggest chronic inflammation, but according to my own research online (I know, bad idea!) the abnormalities could also be signs of cancer. I had a flexible sigmoidoscopy last year and nothing was found so it was suggested I have ibs. Now with my blood results and continuing stomach symptoms I am having a colonoscopy. I’m hoping it’s something like crohn’s disease, if anything, rather than cancer. However, I’ve had the inflammatory test done on my stools and that case back negative, this was only done on one sample though and I think I’ve seen somewhere it should be done on 3. Basically I’m just worried about what will be found and also the idea of being sedated, can anyone offer any reassurance or advice? I’m also wondering the likelihood of bowel/colon cancer at the age of 26.