I had a routine test recently which came back positive. I’m quite an anxious person when it comes to health matters so I’m not coping at all well at the moment.
There is a family history of bowel cancer (my brother was diagnosed10 years ago and was successfully treated) and I’m in the higher risk group being 66 years old so this adds to the worry.
I’m feeling generally quite well but have IBS so it’s difficult to say whether I have other symptoms.
I have to have a colonoscopy and there’s usually a two week wait, but have been told they’re running behind so may be up to six weeks, so I’m considering booking in for a private test as I can’t cope with the waiting
I wondered if anyone had any positive experiences they can share with me that would ease my mind?
I’d be very, very grateful.
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