Colonoscopy results

My husband had a colonoscopy on Monday under the fast track system.  Blood had been found in his poo sample and he has also had various blood tests and he is anaemic also.  The rest of the blood tests were clear.

they have found a cancerous tumour in his colon and he is booked for a ct scan on Monday and biopsies have been sent of polyps they also found.  

talking to people whoI’ve had and survived bowel cancer - they didn’t need a ct scan - does this mean the cancer has spread?

Much appreciate any advice - I’m really worried

  • Hi I see you posted this in Ask the nurses ,the nurses won't be back until Monday but hopefully others will see your post and be able to answer your question about CT scan ,I would have thought it would be the normal procedure to have a scan after they found a tumour so that they can see what's going on ,I'm sure I've heard of others having CT  scan afterwards .

  • Thank you Jenny that’s reassuring.  Where should I have posted?

  • I would post it in  Pre-Diagnosis Signs and Symptoms but leave the post in Ask the nurses as they will see it on Monday ,in the mean time read the newest posts the  one that says Positive Fit test and Colonoscopy results and at the bottom of the conversation you can join in by asking your question in there ,they're lovely people all with problems concerning colonoscopies Fit tests CT scans etc ,I've written on there because I had a positive fit test last year ,that post has a lot of comments which might be interesting to you if you can't find it just let me know x

  • Thank you Jenny I’ve just done it, haven’t found your post but hope all is well with you x

  • I think mine was just a comment on that post because I'd been through the process of having a Colonoscopy and yes everything turned out to be fine it was something not serious causing my symptoms . 

  • Hello heady1 and thanks for posting

    I am sorry to hear about your husbands situation and appreciate this must be an anxious time for you both.

    It isn't unusual for doctors to want to request a series of tests to diagnose a cancer, including some type of imaging scan. This helps not only determine the stage of the cancer (size and extent) but this can also helps to guide treatment decisions, including surgery.

    I hope you both know more soon.

    Please get back to us if you need any more information or support.  You may find it helpful to talk things through with one of the nurses on our helpline.  The number to call is Freephone 0808 800 4040 and the lines are open from 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday.

    Best wishes,


  • Hi, 

    Following my colonoscopy, I had a CT scan and MRI scan. I think it was to get an idea on the size. It hadn’t spread though. I then had an op and am currently having chemo. It all happened very quickly. I hope this helps, I know that I just wanted answers when I was where your husband is now. I googled everything! Everything started in April this year and I’m nearly at the end of my chemo. It’s been a whirlwind of a year but maybe that’s a good thing? I hope everything goes as well as possible for your husband and that the hospital are great. Try not to fret too much, I know how difficult that is though! Best of luck. 

  • Thank you Naomi  - Alan had his ct scan today and we now await an appointment with the Consultant.

    best wishes Jane 

  • Offline in reply to LF2

    Thank you.  I know what you mean about googling everything!!!

    glad to hear all going well for you.

    my husband had the scan today so just awaiting the next stage.

    take care