On June 25, 2010, at age 37, my husband was diagnosed with colon cancer. Following a right-hemicolectomy, genetic testing determined the cause was due to HNPCC/Lynch Syndrome. On December 9, 2011 he had a subtotal colectomy.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
In the last week two people close to us have made appointments for a colonoscopy because of Mike. Both are under 40 and more than 10 years away from the first "suggested" colonoscopy.
They are concerned enough to do it because they share one or more similar symptoms that MIke had. Although, it is only now looking back, that we understand they were warning signs of colon cancer and not just some random minor physical nuisances.