Others in her family have suffered from the disease and this history places her in a risk group. Early diagnosis is crucial, so every five years she’s given a colonoscopy to check for signs and take biopsies.
Like her father, Anna Zakrisson is a research scientist. She’s also a science blogger with a distinctive straight-talking style. Here’s her advice about how to prepare for a colonoscopy and what to expect.
There’s more good stuff, some poo-related, on her blog Doctor Anna’s Imaginarium.