My 29 year old husband just got diagnosed with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, otherwise known as FAP. This basically means that he has thousands of Pre-cancerous polyps in his colon, rectum, and also stomach. Though he has no cancer now, we’re told that his chances of colon cancer is 100% and that he will likely need a Colectomy surgery done before the end of this year before this thing turns cancerous. We live in Hawaii and the doctors here are telling us that we would be better served to go to a major hospital (like Mayo clinic, Cleveland clinic, Johns Hopkins).
It’s a little overwhelming trying to “shop” for a surgeon that is familiar with patients with FAP and has completed surgeries of this kind…any suggestions?