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Hamcatsmammy said on 03 November 2010

I had no idea i had bowel cancer, i was 51 worked full time, fit & active, my family health history came up in conversation during a consultation for my daughter! lucky for me the consultant insisted i should have screening has my father & grandfather both had bowel cancer. I reluctantly had a colonoscope only to discover i had polyps that had turned cancerous. 2 weeks later after scans, blood test etc, i had surgery. I was so relieved to find it was caught early so no chemo, or rad, treatment was needed but best of all no stoma. So if you have any close family history of bowel cancer please get checked. I later found out that my cancer is genetic so all my family are now aware and are being tested to see if they carry the gene.