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  • Shared Experiences

    I have an endoscopy and colonoscopy every 4 years

    I have an endoscopy and colonoscopy every 4 years. I have been having them for the last  15 years and this time they found cancerous cells in one of the polyps they removed. I was fortunate that they removed it and it had not spread. If I had waited or not had the colonoscopy I would have developed bowel cancer.

    I will now go every 12 months for a colonoscopy and encourage everyone to have a colonoscopy.
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    • Nicky @team healthshare
    • Christine
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  • Nicky @team healthshare

    HealthShare Member

    Thanks for sharing Issy. We are glad everything worked out for you and that you are proactively managing your health.

  • Christine

    HealthShare Member

    Its very true to look after ourselves.  After my diagnosis and surgery, i encouraged my husband to have a colonoscopy , he is 57 and two doctors have said to him if you have no symptoms they wont refer for a colonoscopy.  I DIDN'T HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS EITHER!  I did have a family history and therefore on my third try found a doctor who would give me a referral for a colonoscopy.  I was 52. 

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