I'm no expert on your condition but, as I read your posting, the following questions came to mind - which, if I were in your situation, I would put to a G.I. specialist:-
- in view of my family background, how likely is it that I will eventually suffer from colon cancer?
- is there any genetic testing that can be carried out to provide more predictability?
- if there is a significant increased probability of colon cancer, at what intervals should I undergo a colonoscopy in order to identify any cancerous polyps and thereafter - presuambly - undergo a colectomy before the polyps (cancer?) becomes established?
- to avoid all the uncertainty, further testing and worry, why don't I undergo a total colectomy now?
If the latter course of action (surgery) is suggested then you may have seen a previous posting of mine in reply to another Medhelp patient describing my own experience of a total colectomy:-