Newbie here. . .my husband had his colonoscopy the Friday before Christmas and it showed what the surgeon called "an obvious tumour," on his sigmoid colon. He's now completed the tests and seen the colorectal surgeon who has confirmed a C1 - big so-and-so, but contained in the local area and not metastasized. Mike will need 5 and a half weeks of chemoradiation, followed by ten weeks to get over it, followed by surgery and what we hope will be a temporary stoma. What is more than unsettling is how fast these things can develop while causing only nebulous symptoms. Mike has always been rather windy so a bit more didn't seem ominous. It wasn't until an altered bowel habit and bleeding kicked in that he started to worry and by then, the tumour was already plotting world domination! From what the surgeon said today, he's caught it just in time.