Oct 15, 2004 - 5:42 am
have recently agreed to being tested for HNPCC (hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer) and attenuated FAP (familial adenomatous polyposis) after seeing the clinical geneticist. The reason they are keen to offer this is my young age of onset (31) and the fact my parents died young so they can't be certain of whether they would have developed colon cancer so my family history is unknown.
I would be interested to hear from anyone who has knowledge of these tests or has been tested as my wife and I have battled a lot with getting our heads around teh implications including for our new born baby, my siblings, insurance matters and the need for furhter screening for other associated cancers if it turns out to be positive.
I await your replies,