Hello and thank you for your question.
Could you please tell me why you think you have cancer and of what specific organ do you think you have cancer of?
Have you had a recent blood test for a physical?
Thank you for your reply Walt,
Have you had any blood in your stool? Is your appetite down? Any cough? Any trouble swallowing?
When was your last physical exam with blood work and when was your last colonoscopy?
Having family history of colon cancer puts you at a higher risk for developing one so if you have not had a recent colonoscopy (less then 5 years ago), you need to have one done before your benefits expire.
Unless you have rectal bleeding, abdominal pain or a change in bowel habits, I highly doubt you have developed colon cancer.
You should not be scared of the word cancer...most cancers, if found early, are treatable and curable but at 63, you need to have routine blood tests done as well as a thorough physical examination, including a rectal exam.
Easy bruising is not a sign of cancer, you do not need to worry about it. Weight loss, although somewhat worrisome, does not necessarily mean cancer either. There are other conditions that can cause weight loss (such as over-active thyroid gland).
So, of course, cancer is a possibility, but its a long shot in the dark. You do need to have a full physical exam with blood work and, definitely, a colonoscopy.
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