are cancer tumors removed during routine testing?
Posted on 2009-04-14
I have a colonoscopy coming up in July.
I'll be asleep and alone. If the doctor finds a tumor, will he remove then or leave the area and go to his office and decide the the best way to attack it?
1995 I had this test. He removed pre-cancerous polyps but never told me. He was concerned that I might get upset since he knew I was taking meds for depression.
I found out 5 years later when going to his office to arrange the 5 year test.
Was he ethical in this lack of disclosure?
I want and need the know the results no matter the consequences. I think I have legal rights to the results, unless he knows I NEED to know and just removes something like a tumor but does not record the findings in my file.
Another question I have not been able to locate is what % of polyps become pre-cancerous? My father says all of them are pre-cancerous, meaning the doctor did not hide anything. I've never been able to confirm this. LOOKING for proof if you can find it.
Is it ok to ask to have a WITNESS in the testing room, so the friend can find out what is found and what the actions were?
I'm 3.5 years late having the every 5 year test.