I have today been to St Mark's Hospital, Harrow for a colonoscopy, not a procedure to be enjoyed. But the staff were very caring and nearly all except the surgeon were Philippino. The outcome was a diagnosis of multiple polyps and the start of a cancerous lesion. So I have the prospect of several tests, not unpleasant ones, before the oncologists and surgeons decide on the best course of action. I am not anxious but pray that family members are not. Next appointment in eight days.