Your GI doctor didn't think you should be tested for Lynch? You are only 27 and have had the flat polyps, which tend to be indicative of Lynch, plus your father was diagnosed at a relatively young age. Is there any other colon, uterine or gastric cancers on that side of the family? Please meet with a genetic counselor if you meet the Amsterdam criteria. It is so much better to know if you have it so you can start getting your screenings. I know it's scary to think about, but as someone who has known for almost five years she has Lynch, I'd much rather know than not know! I have half my colon removed four and a year years ago for a right-sided cancer. My last colonoscopy in December the doctor for a flat polyp that was precancerous, but because I know I have Lynch, I go every year and it was taken out before it could become dangerous. Do a little digging into your family tree and if you meet the criteria-get tested.
Endometrial cancer stage 1B grade 3, July '09 age 43
34 negative l.n.
Radiation Aug. and Sept., '09
Colon cancer T3N0M0, grade 3, Dec. '09
54 negative l.n.
Modified Folfox 6 regime started Jan. 12, '10
Stopped after 3 rounds Feb. 9, '10