My mother was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in February 2006. She underwent surgery, then chemo and after that, radiotherapy. Yesterday she went for the scheduled check up which included a colonoscopy and endoscopy. The results were all normal, there is no sign of any cancer.
I'm so relieved that everything is ok. The period during her treatment was extremely hard on everyone. On her because of the side effects and on us seeing her go through the horrible side effects of chemotherapy. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Alhamdulillah, everything turned out well for us and I still have my mother here with me.
All I can say is, early detection saves lives. It doesn't matter for what, go for routine check ups and listen to your body. If something feels wrong, go check it out. You owe it to yourselves and your family to stay healthy.