I had a colonoscopy 17 months ago could the symptoms previously mentioned still be colon cancer?

unlikely Dx. Some times possible but only 17 months ago you had scope , you have an attack of diverticulits . See your doctor for examination , reevaluation and possible rx of antibiotics , if perforates will be a surgical emergency .

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Are there any clear symptom differences between hemorrhoids and colon cancer? A colonoscopy has a long wait time and I'm scared.

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I am 43, based on my many symptoms and years of chronic constipation, would be wise to have a endoscopy and colonoscopy? My grandad had colon cancer

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Is colon cancer removable by a colonoscopy?

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