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2/24/2016 Latest post:
I will add a little here, Rick wrote down most of the details but I want to say that I did not ignore symptoms ( mine were vague) . More tired and a little change in stools but not the obvious symptoms. We are to start having colonoscopies at age 50. I have had 3 and I am 59. The last one was 5 years ago and normal. They generally let you go 10 years because from a polyp to CA is about 8 years. I want to warn all my loved ones to have a colonoscopy even if you are younger, lots of people on the blogs are in their 30s. They can't explain how mine got so large in 5 years, it also was high up in the colon so no sign of bleeding, even hidden blood. I was fortunate that my iron and hemoglobin got so low that I was dragging and that got me in. Thankful it was caught at stage 3. Anyway that's my soapbox speech for now. Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of. cancer death in men and women. People just don't talk about it. I have had several people say they have scheduled a colonoscopy that they have put off and that makes me happy! Love. Ann