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    Because colon cancer runs in family, it was good to get a clean bill of health w/ recent colonoscopy.
    (Younger brother died 2 years ago from it at age 47).
    Also did a blood test for something called "Lynch Syndrome" (basically a genetic thing where one is predisposed) if I tested positive then my kids would need to be tested, etc.
    I tested negative there as well, but ya, get tested, it could save your ass one day (literally).
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    I've known two people that have passed away from colon cancer. The benefits of getting the "real deal" test far outweigh the pain in the ass prepping for the test.
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    I had one at age 40. I will get another one soon as I just turned 45. Family history had colon cancer among a few other types so I take it seriously.
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    Actually - I had my first one at 30 because I was having digestive issues. They actually found “spirochetes” — little nuisance bacteria that I must have picked up when worked in Croatia. The GI team that found them though was super dramatic - made me go to an infectious disease doc because they also show up if you have a compromised immune system (which I didn’t, just having worked in a less developed country).

    bottom line is - super important to be checked for colon cancer, but there’s other things they look for too.

    and lesson I learned - HAVE BABY WIPES ON HAND. Felt like I was shitting glass by the time I was done with the prep.

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    Originally Posted by Voyagersixone View Post
    Actually - I had my first one at 30 because I was having digestive issues. They actually found “spirochetes” — little nuisance bacteria that I must have picked up when worked in Croatia. The GI team that found them though was super dramatic - made me go to an infectious disease doc because they also show up if you have a compromised immune system (which I didn’t, just having worked in a less developed country).

    bottom line is - super important to be checked for colon cancer, but there’s other things they look for too.

    and lesson I learned - HAVE BABY WIPES ON HAND. Felt like I was shitting glass by the time I was done with the prep.
    Good info! Anther reason to get it done, who knows what they could find.
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    Had a colonoscopy last year at 49. Have colon cancer in my immediate family, so I am not ****ing around with it. They found some precancerous stuff and removed. Get checked!!! All joking aside.
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