@Former Member posted:
I’m pleased you appreciate mine and the opinion of St Marks Hospital in regard to yearly rectal screening.
However, the eminent Surgeons at St Marks must know what they are talking about, otherwise the Hospital wouldn’t have gained such a reputation.
Their logic, which is based on medical knowledge and expertise, is that patients such as myself; are no more at risk of developing cancer than the general population; thus elective pouchoscopies are unnecessary.
Therefore, I much prefer to follow the recommendation of the Worlds leading Colorectal Hospital rather than the opinion of a web forum member; but thanks for your concern.
Thank-you for being so nice . I understand fully. And thank-you for seeing I was speaking because I care. I hope everything works out though. I see the J-pouch was invented at the hospital you mentioned by, "Sir Alan Parks" around 1978. Thank goodness for him!!! Because a ostomy failed me- I see he won quite a few awards too. I know the year but do you know what month he did it in???