Thursday, July 10, 2014
Have you had your colonoscopy? I just had my 2nd or 3rd one today, with a favorable result.
The prep (to empty -- COMPLETELY clean out -- your intestinal tract) is the hardest part. I was asleep during the "scope," which apparently only takes about 15 minutes.
It's a very important test that you don't want to put off. They say that colon cancer is very slow growing, usually developing from benign polyps, which if discovered during the colonoscopy, are snipped off, completely deterring the development of cancer.
And if you are African American or have a family history of that disease, don't wait til you're 50. My daughter's close friend was diagnosed in her late 30's and died 5 years later.
Sooooo...word to the wise.