In early 2004 my grandmother was diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer. My sister and I are the only girls of seven grandchildren. We were very close to her. She lived for about 2 ½ years after her diagnosis. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think about her. A few years later, I started having some problems and even though I was adopted and unsure of my biological family history my doctor ordered a colonoscopy. I was scared. I was 27 at the time and had seen a few young people diagnosed and had just lost the back bone to my family to this horrible disease. I completed the prep, which was by the way the worse part, and went in to have the test completed. There were four polyps removed. My doctor said that everything looked great and he did not believe that the polyps were anything to worry about. Over the next few days I was on pins and needles waiting to get the pathology results. Once the results came in everything was good and the type of polyps I had were hyperplastic. That means that they will never turn into cancer, which is great news. I know that the prep is not fun, however it has come along way over the past several years and if it can save your life or the life of a loved one, then the prep is well worth it. If you are 50 years old, have a personal or family history, or are having ANY problems, PLEASE see you DR and get scheduled.
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