Colon Cancer

I just need to share this.

When my mom was 12, her dad died of colon cancer. He had a condition called Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, also known as FAP. Its a genetic disorder where polyps develop in the colon and if left untreated can develop into cancer by the age of 40. He passed it down to my mom and she passed it down to me. The Doctors found what they called “weird looking” polyp in me the last time I went in for a check up.

The chances of me developing cancer by the age of 30 is greater the 90%. Possibly more because my dad’s dad also had cancer and just recently i found out it came back. He was so freaking lucky he beat it the first time but i don’t know this time. I am scared to death that i might lose him forever.

April 4, 2012 by  
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