Everyone should have a colonoscopy by 30 years old, then one every five years until 50, then every 3 years after that–
(And of course more often if there are any polyps or problems found.)
It’s so tragic to read stories of young people dying of colon cancer, which when caught early, colon cancer is entirely treatable —
Screening tests shouldn’t look at the odds — fuck the odds, even if *one* life is saved by starting screenings earlier, then start the screenings earlier —
I’ve been very lucky to have great medical care at Cedars, having insurance through Grampa Joe…the number of polyps I’ve had cut out, and now of course these repetitive cancers,
but it’s all just minor bumps in the road when caught early…
[And I have another biopsy next week on Tuesday, this time for more bumps on my scalp…]
My heart breaks for Billy and his family…so tragic, to die so young….
I wonder if I would have died around 35 as well if you hadn’t found the polyp in my early 30s…
Everyone should have their first colonoscopy by 30…set up good habits young..