Jan 08, 2014 - 12:02 am
Hi, I'm popping over from the colon page where I spend most of my time since I just got treated for colon cancer. After my cancer, my father's family shared a secret, cancer runs rampant on my father's side of the family. Why it was a secret, I'll never know. One ostomy and several treatments later I'm now faced with a polyp on my son's gallbladder. A polyp is what started my cancer. According to the urologist, I have nothing to worry about, after all my son is 16. A polyp doesn't mean much with the gall bladder. Well my polyp was found at 28 and my cancer at 41 and it came back at 42 with a vengeance. It turns out my father's uncle died from gall bladder cancer. My question, what do I do about this? The doctors are taking this a lot more lightly than I am. I thought about bringing my son into Sloan? My instincts tell me to take his gall bladder out. The poor kid just had kidney surgery and now this. I know they say this is not hereditary but somehow I just think the doctor's haven't found the gene yet and it actually is. Please share your opinion, thanks.