Pouch Cancer Screening

Hello,

 

I had my J-pouch surgery at the age of 24 after being diagnosed with early stage rectal cancer from long standing UC.

 

Its been a few years since my surgery and my surgeon has opted to screen for recurrence with a yearly DRE. I’m worried that this might miss something... I wanted to get everyone’s perspective on what their pouch / cuff screening is like? Should I be pushing for pouchoscopy / biopsy? I was even thinking of paying out of pocket for a yearly MRI done at a private facility... this might be overkill but having cancer at 24 makes you rethink things a lot.

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