Since 2012, I have been under surveillance for the long list of possible Lynch Syndrome and Muir-Torre Syndrome cancers…
… a program that includes regularly scheduled dermatological exams, blood work, urinalysis, imaging, colonoscopies, EGDs, and clinical examinations.
I have since had over two hundred skin biopsies and multiple surgeries to excise a dozen or so sebaceous carcinomas… as well as dozens more sebaceous adenomas, which if left untreated would have likely become cancer.
I have had at least a dozen colonoscopies/EGDs that have painlessly removed multiple pre-cancerous (adenomatous) polyps, each of which almost certainly would have become cancer if left untreated.
The road hasn’t been easy, but I am still here… six full years and counting past what I was convinced would surely be my expiration date.