Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hey, want some good news??

Did I ever talk about Lynch Syndrome here? I can't remember. Anyhoo, because I'm so young for this type of cancer, it was suggested that we do some genetic testing to rule out Lynch Syndrome, which can cause colorectal cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian's basically a big ball of cancer. Being positive for Lynch Syndrome would put me at a higher likelihood for those cancers. Eric and I sat down with a genetics counselor about two weeks ago to chat about my medical history, hoping to get some answers as to why I turned up with rectal cancer. The counselor was very helpful, and said the best course of action was to have the biopsy that the surgeon did tested at Mayo.

So we went ahead and did that. The studies came back normal, which, drumroll please....means I most likely do NOT have Lynch Syndrome. Yayyyyyyy!!!!

It was implied that if I did have Lynch Syndrome that I should have my ovaries and uterus removed, and I have to say, I was against that. I like my organs where they are, thanks. Now I don't have to stress about that! Of course I'm still going to be diligent with pelvic exams and such. But believe me, this is a load off my mind.

Yay for good news!!!!!


  1. That is one of the best pieces of news you could get right now, both for you and your family. I am very happy to hear it.


  2. Kudos to you and Eric for continuing to ask questions even when they are very scary!!! You can't fight the battle unless you have the ammunition - is that corny? Oh well, I'm kind of corny!!! Really proud of you guys and very happy that answer you got was the best possible!! - Missy

  3. Yay No Lynch!!!! This is awesome news.


  4. NO LYNCH!! One less thing to worry about, and I would imagine that was a big one. Great news Sheri!

  5. That was Mike by the way... lol.

  6. This is WONDERFUL news!!! Woohoo!!!

  7. Terrific news Sheri!!!! We are so happy for you guys! Lots of Love for all of you.
    Poppy and Nana