Colon cancer

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  1. tink20

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    if you catch it early, chances are better
    Anyone know someone that’s beat it and past 5 years
     
  2. Christine

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    Yep, I know lots of people who have. I know more people who have beat it than have not beat it.
     
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  4. tink20

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    Thank you
    My mom’s colonoscopy came back positive last week (had polyps removed) . She had another today to do a biopsy, so don’t know results yet for this one, blood work came back good, so trying to stay positive.
     
  5. Christine

    Christine Would love to be able to sit on

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    Hopefully it was caught early. My father in law (and this was back in the late 80s) had cancerous polyps removed. They even went in and removed a 6 inch section of his intestine. He was 45 years old at the time. He's now 83 and never had another problem. He never required chemo or anything.

    A woman I work with also had it at age 45. Hers was a little more advanced and she had to do 6 months of chemo along with some intestine removed. She is now pushing 60 and doing fine.
     
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  6. mkb3

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    My father in law was diagnosed with colon cancer and was told he had 5 years, that was 35 years ago. It can be beat and is often.
     
  7. mommasita

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    Thinking good thoughts for your Mom. Strength and live all around xo
     

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