This is sort of a public service announcement - Please don't reply for I am pretty embarassed by it: On February 20th, I had a test preformed which one could say is a right of passage for those entering my age group. As a result I will thankfully still be swimming 5-years from now instead of under going radical chemotherapy treatment for colon cancer.
I had put the test off for over a year-and-a-half because I felt like I was in a low risk group and there were vanity reasons as well. Anyway, friends, family and my doctor bullied me into it and when it was time, the doctor preforming the test found an adenomatous polyp and consequently removed it. (It looked like a freaking mushroom too. Of course the screen made it look like the size of a toadstool...) Just so you know, this is not fun talking about but he whole procedure took ten minutes to find and remove. That's all! I felt no pain, nor discomfort.
Ultimately, the polyp came back as benign. However, I was warned in the test results that there was a fair chance it would have developed into colon cancer within 5-10 years if not treated. The literature also said that 30% of us have them.