So, first of all after my diagnosis of cervical cancer I found a lump in my breast. My doctor put it at 4cm, so it's quite large.
I had 6 biopsies taken at the breast clinic and it came back as sclerosing adenosis. Phew. Not breast cancer.
Now I'm worrying about anal cancer.
I've had a small hemorrhoid for a long time. Possibly more than a year or even two years. I've never sought medical help for it.
Around 10 years ago I had 5 polyps removed from my colon.
I've had fairly loose stools for more than 15 years and haven't ever experienced constipation.
The day before yesterday my anus started to feel suddenly itchy.
Once I was in the shower I felt it and was very surprised when I found a lump around ten times the size of my usual pea sized little hemorrhoid.
Everything I find online states anal cancer is more common in people who have had cervical cancer and people who have had polyps.
It also says if you have had hemorrhoids for more than a week you should get them checked by your GP. I didn't know this so never had mine checked.
I feel so embarrassed that my GP is going to think I'm overreacting.
Has anyone experienced anything similar?
I'm so fed up of every little thing making me think the cancer has spread. :'(