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Originally posted by kittyfatale
Get the colonoscopy. I just lost my brother to colon cancer, he was 30 years old. They caught it too late when it was already at Stage IV. Went through chemo for over a year and then watched him die for 2 months, unable to eat any sort of food because he could not digest. It was the worst thing I have ever been through, can't imagine how it was for him. I'm sure you are scared because of what your parents went through, but getting check-ups and catching it early makes all the difference. The difference between treatable and "it's too late". You'll be in my thoughts, I am wishing you the best.
Originally posted by Angelsoftheapocalypse
Maybe I will get a colonoscopy, but later. I just think that alot of these tests that docs have patients do, are just so they can up their revenue. I just got done doing a series of tests for everything from lung disease to diabetes, just to find out that I had NOTHING wrong with me! Just irks me that just because two members of my family had it, then it automatically means that I am more at risk. Does that not sound strange to you?