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Well, my uncle's diagnosis prompted my dad to get his physical a few months early. Part of the physical was a colonoscopy, which my dad swore he would NEVER do again. He was delighted to tell me - in detail - why he would never do it again. My dad is so chatty when he's had a few beers or thinks he can embarass one of his daughters. ::rolling eyes::

During the colonoscopy, the doctor found a few little pollyps. He went ahead and removed them and told my folks that it was 'probably nothing' and they 'shouldn't worry.'

::snort:: Right. My dad's side of the family is riddled with cancer. Few little pollyps nothing to worry about? I knew better but kept my mouth shut.

Sure enough, results came back that those 'nothings' were precancerous. And that they WILL come back. Instead of getting a colonoscopy done once every ten years, my dad has to have it done every THREE years to catch the buggers before they're dangerous.

Sometimes I think I should just go ahead and punch out now, because the gunky genetics both my folks have saddled me with do not promise a leisurely and healthy life past the age of 45...

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