• 11 months ago

    What should I do?

    I am a 16 year old female in high school. I've had sign of colon cancer for a while now but never thought of colon cancer is the probability of diagnosis. Colon cancer also runs in the family, my great grandfather, grandfather, and I don't know if my dad has it or not, and my greatgrandma of my mom's side all have passed from colon cancer. So it 100% runs in the family. I don't want to freak out my dad but then again I don't want him to think I'm being dramatic. I went to urgent care today with all of these symptoms and they just said I have a sinus infection. I don't Know what to do or what I should do. Ideas? I also don't know the difference really between these two.

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  • 11 months ago

    RE: What should I do?

    I have had cancer scares and times I have thought I had cancer, so I know what it's like. I would wait it out a week or two and then if it continues go back to the doctor and let your dad know. (One time my mom told me I was being dramatic and then doctors thought I had cancer)
      • 11 months ago
        Thank you so much. I definitely will try that. It's just that I have had these problems for years and I'm almost certain that the symptoms will still be there. Do u think I should still wait it out anyways.