Posted 7/29/2013 2:33 PM (GMT -6)
Oh, also, I am always worried that they'll find cancer - but better to be safe and know rather than not. My husband has a lot of pseudo-polyps all throughout his transverse colon, and it can be very hard to tell those apart from real polyps, which can turn cancerous. So, he has to have yearly colonoscopies for screening, and hope that they catch any cancerous changes with copious biopsies.
The hope is they don't find cancer, but if there is cancer, hopefully they'll find it in time to save him. Screening really is meant to be a safety check, not meant to scare. So, don't worry about cancer, until you have some results that indicate it. Also, colon cancer is usually slow progressing, so hopefully screening will catch it in plenty of time to make a big difference.