Patient Comments: Colon Cancer - Life Change


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Comment from: sillyjlee, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 05

I will hit 50 in 5 months. I read all the posts but none like mine so I would like to share. I am diagnosed with dermatomyositis, an autoimmune disease. It started with skin rash on my face, then major muscle pain spread all over my body. Most troubles are getting up from bed and dressing and undressing myself. I have pain all over, worse than an 80 year old. I went to a dermatologist and she said the cause of dermatomyositis is mostly from cancer or viral disease. So I had a colonoscopy and found two tumors. I am waiting for the biopsy result to find out more details. I am an active Chinese and eat pretty healthy and in pretty good shape. When I saw blood in stool I thought it was from hemorrhoids and ignored it. My case is weird and my gastroenterologist has only seen one other case like mine.


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