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On the 27th of February 2015 aged 19 I had my colonoscopy and endoscopy. To everyone’s surprise, doctors discovered 100s of polyps in my large bowel and one polyp in my stomach which was very rare and there was no sign of bowel problems in my family previous to me. They removed 20 of these polyps during my colonoscopy to biopsy in the lab. I got the results back 8 weeks later when I found out the biopsies had come back abnormal, my world crashed down around me as I thought why me? No 19 year old should be faced with this. I was later transferred to another hospital to have a genetics test done, which then I was diagnosed with the condition FAP (Familial adenomatous polyposis) a genetic condition that develops into cancer if it’s ignored, but it was not genetic in my family, I was the first to develop this condition.
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