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Twelve year old -- Atkins is your typical preteen girls enjoying time with family.
And keeping up with friends until doctors gave her some -- typical news.
I was parents -- like I -- know how to react.
-- found out she carries hereditary gene.
Putting at high risk for colon cancer currently and and -- -- the -- to her family hasn't.
No history of colorectal cancer and -- -- nonsense and call -- -- analyst -- -- is terrific pick.
I think he is a rare genetic syndrome causing polyps to form in the colon.
At a young age it left untreated doctors say it is certain that patients will develop colon cancer.
If they had over thousands polyps in her -- And -- is about three feet long.
And we think of all the thousands of polyps -- There's very little spots of normal looking lining of the colon for the kind here how in the world can always be here restaurant -- -- inside -- if you come home.
Thanks -- entire colon was removed surgically through a small two inch incision at Cleveland clinic to caught her cancer risk.
We took care of the vast majority of the cancer risk.
-- -- taken Cornell she hopes her experience will encourage others to pay attention to family history.
And most importantly.
-- helping them you really -- think Caroline.
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