Took the Cologuard Test in December 2019. Have taken the FIT test every year with negative results. This came back positive. Couldn't get the results from Cologuard without waiting up to 30 days. I went to the doctor's office for the results. They gave me the results that just had my name, the date of the text, and the word POSITIVE and nothing else. No explanation of what was positive or how they arrived at the positive result. My doctor wanted me to hurry in and meet with the gastroenterologist to do a colonoscopy which I had five years ago as a result of another positive Cologuard result and the colonoscopy was normal.
Please get other opinions because in 2018, I was told I had a pinpoint cancer tumor in my right breast. I go every year for a mammogram and ultrasound and it was caught. I hurried into surgery, the doctor said she could clear the margins and I lost my right breast. When I went for a follow up a few weeks later, the other surgeon said there was no other cancer found in the breast, it was fine. I WISHED I HADN'T PANICKED AND GOTTEN ANOTHER OPINION OR HAD ANOTHER SURGEON DO ANOTHER LUMPECTOMY. Don't let the doctors panic you to do something you may not need. Get another test, get another opinion as I am doing now.
This seems like a scam. Why can't we see the results without a hassle? And why isn't a colonoscopy recommended after age 73? Is it too dangerous? Is that why? Believe me, if these doctors only got $200 instead of $4000 to do a colonoscopy, I wonder if so many would be done. It's like tonsillectomy when I was a kid, which I had. Now you don't even hear about it anymore. Please slow down and get as many opinions as possible. I didn't with my breast and wish I had. I had to tell the surgeon to wait for the mastectomy, she wanted to do it right away for a zero to one stage cancer. I had three major surgeries in six weeks. Now I wonder if I did the right thing. I never got another opinion because I felt rushed. Don't fall for it. You have time. Thank you.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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