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BY Laura Laster

When he was 15, my husband Jesse underwent a colectomy, a procedure that removed his colon. Jesse opted to do this after learning that he had familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), a genetic condition that caused him to develop polyps throughout his gastrointestinal tract and put him at increased risk for colorectal cancer.

Fifteen years later, a routine endoscopy showed that Jesse had a lot of polyps in his abdominal area. We needed...

Cancerwise blog post: Colectomy, Whipple procedure protect husband with familial adenomatous polyposis from colorectal cancer

BY Mary Brolley

Born in tiny Lennon, Mich. -- "just a spot on the road, population 400" -- Adeline "Gail" Smith always wanted to travel...