I don't usually expect such great detailed advice...thanks. You're not located in the midwest by chance? I've had such crappy luck with doctors over the years that I'm reluctant to go to one for anything! I'll have to do some research and find a good CHT.
My mother did have a tumor removed from her colon about a year ago. It was benign, but had completely blocked the passage. Her surgeon wanted to remove her gallbladder until my father prodded as to why a small gallstone would cause such intense pain...they then did an MRI and found the tumor. Luckily she still has her gallbladder! They also told her that her colon looked good. How can a colon look good when one has one rock hard poop a day (or every other day)?