I met with Dr Boland today, brilliant genetics doctor who has his own lab, they even found a gene mutation they now have available for cancer genetics testing. Anyway with the extra teeth that grew in as a child, black speckles behind my retinas, lipoma that I had on my back that was removed, desmoid tumor and the gone tumor I have FAP. The gene came from my father, well the mutation did. I am not part of the cancer clinical trial that he does so I am part of research. I did not see my pathology report yet since Lichliter (my surgeon) is out of town and I don’t meet with him until Monday. I had one polyp removed from the rectum and one from another part of my colon, both were cancer so that is Stage 1, there is a small chance I could be at Stage 3 once they removed the colon and test the lymphnodes. I have to schedule surgery for this month, can’t wait past Thanksgiving, so now Miami trip for this girl unless I go down real quick and scuba dive, play with turtles in the keys and relax on the beach ASAP. Find out about all this Monday when I book surgery.
I learned a lot today about this disease I also learned to NEVER let anyone remove your stomach if they find dysplasia you will not get stomach cancer, 1% chance. The duodenum is the one to be worried about.