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I know we're all pulling hard for Spencer to make a full recovery. This article in today's New York Times (sharing a gift link so you'll be behind the paywall) talks about early warning signs. According to a https://acsjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.3322/caac.21820&source=gmail&ust=1716997315791000&usg=AOvVaw0eYdc382Cc-r8p3aBAfPR x">2024 report from the ACS

, colorectal cancer has moved up from being the fourth leading cause of cancer death in both men and women under age 50 two decades ago to first in men and second in women. (Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women under 50.)  https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/24/health/colon-cancer-warning-signs.html?unlocked_article_code%3D1.vU0.19So.Ks5NGuGQL-bJ%26smid%3Durl-share&source=gmail&ust=1716997315791000&usg=AOvVaw2gGrOXIuoc_FqXKxSyMNs E"> https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/24/health/colon-cancer-warning-signs.html?unlocked_article_code=1.vU0.19So.Ks5NGuGQL-bJ&smid=url-share

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To add to this PSA, your doctor will probably recommend a colonoscopy sooner or later, depending on your age, symptoms, and family history. Just do it!

I think I'm going to be having my fifth next month (started early due to family history). No, they're not fun. The prep is unpleasant but tolerable. You won't remember a thing from the actual procedure. 

In the US, screening colonoscopies usually have no out-of-pocket costs (such as co-pays or deductibles). Just talk with your insurance company. 


   
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Jessica's Wheezegiggle
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And ALWAYS require your Dr to prescribe you the tablets. You do not have to drink nasty stuff in your prep. The tablets work exactly the same.


   
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