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Old 05-15-2011, 04:12 PM   #3
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Re: My mom died of colon cancer in 3 days

I'm sorry to hear you went through this. I do know of a recent case almost that fast. A woman in our church, in her 60s, was married to a man with lymphoma and her whole life was wrapped around taking care of him, getting him to doctors, etc. She was having chronic digestive problems but everyone (including her doctors) said it was probably her stressful life. Her husband died a couple of years ago but her health didn't improve. She finally found a doc who did the right tests and she had colon cancer. She died about a week after the diagnosis.

So, yes, it can happen, but colon cancer is very preventable. With your medical history you should have no problem getting early colonoscopies.