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    Do You Recommend Any At-home Screening Test?

    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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    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?

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    If it's good, as in tells you good info, worth every penny.
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    Unless you have someone who can interpret the raw data they give you, I don't think the health element is worth it. They test for a bunch of pretty rare things. The health part didn't give me any information I could use. There's nothing in it about cancer or Alzheimers or anything like that.

    The ancestry part was interesting enough. No surprises for me. But the results are pretty vague.

    A stool-sample colon cancer test is easy and pretty convenient. Beats the hell out of a colonoscopy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Unless you have someone who can interpret the raw data they give you, I don't think the health element is worth it. They test for a bunch of pretty rare things. The health part didn't give me any information I could use. There's nothing in it about cancer or Alzheimers or anything like that.

    The ancestry part was interesting enough. No surprises for me. But the results are pretty vague.

    A stool-sample colon cancer test is easy and pretty convenient. Beats the hell out of a colonoscopy.
    It doesn't replace a colonoscopy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    It doesn't replace a colonoscopy.
    I think it has a 95% accuracy rate.

    So far as I know, I have no family history of colon cancer.

    And I will never get a colonoscopy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    I think it has a 95% accuracy rate.

    So far as I know, I have no family history of colon cancer.

    And I will never get a colonoscopy.
    You might. If your rainforest gets messed up, you might. (I watched a 40 minute video on how the flora in our guts is like a rainforest, and disturbed rain forests is now the euphemism in my family for 'digestive issues' aka the pooper not working right one way or another aka shit is fucked up and bullshit!) (no pun intended)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    You might. If your rainforest gets messed up, you might. (I watched a 40 minute video on how the flora in our guts is like a rainforest, and disturbed rain forests is now the euphemism in my family for 'digestive issues' aka the pooper not working right one way or another aka shit is fucked up and bullshit!) (no pun intended)
    True.

    But not for screening.

    I hate pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    True.

    But not for screening.

    I hate pain.
    It isn't painful. It's just a PITA to do the prep. You don't feel anything during or after the procedure. It's just a looky-loo. Nothing is hurt.

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    It doesn't replace a colonoscopy.
    No, but it's much less hassle, and if my dr. gives me a choice, I'm going with the FIT. I've had a colonoscopy and the only advantage is they don't have to do another for ten years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassy View Post
    It isn't painful. It's just a PITA to do the prep. You don't feel anything during or after the procedure. It's just a looky-loo. Nothing is hurt.
    I agree. Not painful, but the prep is a Bowel In Total Control of Herself.
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