Always Forge Ahead w/a Purpose!
July 11, 2022
Author: Dan Dry Dock Shockley Dan Dry Dock Shockley Attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis
My name is Dan Dry Dock Shockley, retired U.S. Navy, Operation Desert Storm; Enduring and Iraqi Freedom veteran and 10 hereditary colon cancer WARRIOR.
Diagnosed in 2012 w/attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis (AFAP), an autosomal dominant germline mutation and sub-variant of FAP. The late Dr. Henry T. Lynch, founding father of hereditary cancer research, is credited w/discovering AFAP. Shortly after my diagnosis and successful colon surgery I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Lynch and he considered me a colleague through the years. AFAP requires routine endoscopic procedures. I would forward the pathology reports to Dr. Lynch for his feedback and insight.
My purpose is to educate the world about AFAP, continuing the legacy of Dr. Lynch, on the importance of early detection in hopes of saving lives.
My mantra is: Always Forge Ahead w/a Purpose!
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