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 cancer...it'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!!!!!