A 51-year-old man was referred to gastroenterology for screening colonoscopy.
Family history includes pancreatic cancer on his father’s side and pre-menopausal breast cancer in his aunt.
Colonoscopy revealed a 3-cm mass, proximal to the hepatic flexure.
Biopsy confirmed the lesion to be of adenocarcinoma histology.
At the time, the patient underwent right hemicolectomy revealing a moderately differentiated tumor. Fifteen lymph nodes were removed and tested negative for metastatic disease, denoting stage T3N0M0 colon cancer.
The patient healed without complications and received no further treatment.
The patient continued to feel well, except for occasional fatigue and diarrhea.