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    I am considering a genetic test for health information, but it is spendy.

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    Is this worth $200, IYO? I have no health information about my mother's family health issues.

    I also am considering at-home screening for colon cancer, and possibly to have the flora in my gut tested.

    Anyone here with an opinion on those?

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    I would do that only if guaranteed in writing that any trace or record of my dna be destroyed upon completion of the test.
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    So, take the home test. That's not choosing never to have a colonoscopy.

    That's just choosing to do something, now.
    If a stool test rules out cancer I am good to go. What is happening is unlikely according to what I have read to even solve my problem. So ............. procrastinate I shall do.

    I guess it's just a step they have to take? IDK. *immodium and avoiding certain foods is my friend*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    So, take the home test. That's not choosing never to have a colonoscopy.

    That's just choosing to do something, now.
    I think you posted "I will never have a colonoscopy" that is why we understood your objection..
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    As we were driving to the clinic the next morning after prepping, I was arguing with my wife about ... something. Can't remember. But I used the line "Well, one of us is full of shit, and it sure as hell isn't me!"
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    I would do that only if guaranteed in writing that any trace or record of my dna be destroyed upon completion of the test.
    Your DNA is available to whoever clears your place setting when you leave a restaurant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I am considering a genetic test for health information, but it is spendy.

    23andme.com

    Is this worth $200, IYO? I have no health information about my mother's family health issues.

    I also am considering at-home screening for colon cancer, and possibly to have the flora in my gut tested.

    Anyone here with an opinion on those?

    Thanks, if you reply.
    I've been fascinated with the ads and the concept. I haven't done it yet. NOW that there is discussion that EMPLOYERS can have your DNA evidence and I will assume NOT hire you or FIRE you, I don't want it out there (though I am self-employed). If you do it check the CONFIDENTIALITY details carefully.

    Now having said that a good friend of mine just told me last month about his cousin's results. (This was more of the 'who do you think you are' rather than disease genetics--but still amusing, I thought). We were roommates back in the mid-70's. Last name is French (replete with that accent thingy in the surname), family lore is French, darker olive skin, even learned some French, lived in England for a year but had to travel over to the 'home country', France.

    So the first cousin got the test results. Not one genetic marker was 'FRENCH'. All Greek!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I am considering a genetic test for health information, but it is spendy.

    23andme.com

    Is this worth $200, IYO? I have no health information about my mother's family health issues.

    I also am considering at-home screening for colon cancer, and possibly to have the flora in my gut tested.

    Anyone here with an opinion on those?

    Thanks, if you reply.
    Just my opinion, but, if the company is accurate in their DNA testing, I think this would be a good thing to do.

    I will probably do the same, soon.

    This is, after all, one of the major new fields of medicine. I expect it to be common practice someday, but, I am not a Medical Professional, so, this is all just my opinion.
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    I would do that only if guaranteed in writing that any trace or record of my dna be destroyed upon completion of the test.
    Why? Planning to commit murder soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    If a stool test rules out cancer I am good to go. What is happening is unlikely according to what I have read to even solve my problem. So ............. procrastinate I shall do.

    I guess it's just a step they have to take? IDK. *immodium and avoiding certain foods is my friend*
    The human body is weird, and gets weirder as you age. MOST peculiarities resolve on their own or don't matter.

    Something new parents need to know. Strangely colored poop, e.g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Your DNA is available to whoever clears your place setting when you leave a restaurant.
    True, but it isn't stored away with all of your personal info.

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