Nov 17, 2011 - 12:19 am
I have a doctor appointment tomorrow and I find out if the genetic tests have come back and if I tested positive for Lynch Syndrome. This is genetic cancer syndrome in which you are predisposed to other cancers.
See my moms mother was diagnosed with colon cancer before age 50 and died at 53.
My mom was diagnosed with colon cancer at 48 and died at 50 with that.
I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer at 39.
With Lynch Syndrome, you have to have three generational markers in that you have to have to be diagnosed by the age of 50 with either colon or uterine cancer. Well, the doctor is over 90% positive that I have this but he took tissue samples during my hysterectomy on October 11th. There is no "cure" the option I have which I have to see the GI Surgeon tomorrow is that if the test is positive is a colonectomy. I had a colonostomy in Feb and he took out four polopys and 3 were precancerous already. I am going to go over to the colon cancer board to get some advice but I just wanted to say that I am very nervous tonight.