Colon polyps precancerous

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I had a colonoscopy and I had three precancerous polyps removed. can someone explain what the different types of polyps are and since I have had these what precautions that i need to take so these dont come back again. my dr said I just need another colonoscopy in 5 yrs instead of the usual 10.
do all polyps turn into cancer? and are there different types of colon polyps?
I think a gastroenterologist can distinguish between hyperplastic polyps (which are benign) and adenomatous polyps (which are precancerous) by looking. If they were adenomatous polyps, the GI doc would have removed them and had biopsies performed. I am not a doctor, so you should follow up with you personal physician to be on the safe side.
Hello, Some of the polyps are cancerous. These include adenomatous polyps and familial adenomatous polyposis. In these, after removal, it is recomenneded to get check colonoscopy done after 1-3 years. So you can get it done after 1 year. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
Colorectal cancer is preventable if precancerous polyps (ie, adenomas) are detected and removed before they become malignant (cancerous). Over time, small polyps can change their structure and become cancerous. so it is advisable to take the opinion of a GI surgeon and get it removed. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
i am scared to even go the washroom because of the pain pushing it out. im a athlete, in top shape and i eat healthy. I hear only old people usually get colon cancer. I do not know im my grandma ever had colon cancer, but she has had cancer several times, the first time she was diagnosed at 7 months. im scared of polyps. my appitite has decreased and i am tired alot and even get headaches more frequently.
Had colonoscopy a couple days ago, and while my doctor didn't find evidence of Crohn's/IBD, he found two polyps in my left (descending?) colon. He said they were approx the size of the bed of his finger nail...(1 cm?) or so...and he removed them and sent them to pathology. He kept saying it was unusual for my age and that although we didn't find the reason for my symptoms, it was VERY good we were in there and found those polyps etc...
If you're 50 or over, you are due. It not only looks for any problems, it also allows them to remove precancerous polyps that may be found. Its one of the most important preventions for colon cancer. They give you really cool twilight drugs so you don't have to be embarassed or uncomfortable. The day before, you have to drink some flavored drink that cleans your colon out totally. If you choose not to go that route, you can use any brand of psyillium seeds or husks to clean you out.
To Whom It May Concern: My sister had an endoscopy and colonoscopy. The physician did a biopsy of the esophagus, stomach, and colon where they removed many "very large" polyps. She is 44 y.o., never smoked, rarely has alcohol ( last drink probably a glass of wine at a wedding 1 or 2 years ago ) and is 5 foot 10 inches and weighs about 150 #. She was told she had some precancerous cells in her esophagus.
I have been prone to polyps since i was 16. several removed and 2 precancerous. My dr said he sees no reason for another colonoscopy for 3 yrs. I will go back in 1 year. If not sooner. I have many complications with my colon. I personally also think that precancer/possible cancer has a mind of it's own. Not to scare you..but for piece of mind, tell your doctor you'd like to have it done sooner and she their response. Just a thought. Best to you.
You did not mention what the path report says about your other 4 polyps. Are they also precancerous? Where were they located? Were they close to the area where the cancerous polyp was found? If I had a few precancerous polyps surrounding a cancerous one in a particular part of my colon. Personally, I'd get that part of the colon excised to prevent future growth. Also, you need an endoscopic ultrasound to confirm clear margin and no surrounding lymph nodes enlargement.
My big question is my brother (younger) at the age of 20+ (10 yrs ago) had a colonoscopy and he had two polyps, 1 benign the other precancerous. Now that I'm having these changes in bowel movements and some stomach pain I am concerned and would like to hear some other stories that are similar to mine. I would just like to know how many people have had siblings, especially at such a young age, with similar stories.
During a colonoscopy about 10 months ago the Dr. found polyps, they were removed, biopsied and found to be precancerous (on one side of the colon). The GI Dr rescheduled me for another colonoscopy and 3 months later they were back. I was referred to an Oncologist, who did genetic testing etc. and referred me to a Colorectal Surgeon who again found colon polyps, this was about 3 months after the last inspection. I am opting to have about 80-90% of my colon removed.
I had an internal hemmrhoid but was advised to have the colonoscopy because my paternal grandmother died of colon cancer years ago. They found a 5mm adenomous type polyp and said I need to be rececked in 3 years. My questions are: aren't I too young for this type of precancerous polyp given I eat healthy, not obese, etc and my second question and probably most important is that 6 years ago I had a colonoscopy (rectal bleedng) and it was clear. Did this 5 mm polyp grow in just 6 years?
if they remove the precancerous polyps it reduces your risk of cancer by something like over 80% so that's great that you had it done I believe the colonoscopy also tests for UC/Crohn's
Hey there, I am 33, had blood and mucus for about 2 years and I finally went 3 weeks ago and had colonoscopy and they removed a adanoma polyp which is a precancerous polyp which could eventually turn into colon cancer so do yourself a favor and just demand a colonoscopy and get it done and over with and get a piece of mind. It is really very easy. please keep us updated.
if you have a colonoscopy and are found to have precancerous polyps, then your risk of developing colon cancer is increased and it would be advised that you have a colonoscopy every several years depending upon the number and type of polyps. I hope this helps.
org/colon-polyps/polyp-types.html Some are precancerous and others are benign. One of the things to ask your doctor is whether you could be at higher risk for colon and uterine cancer. There is a family syndrome - hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer HNPCC where family members have a high rate of those three cancers.
It is important to find any suspicions precancerous polyps before they develop into cancer. During the coloncosopy your doctor can remove precancerous tissue and save you a whole lot of misery. Early detection is key in colon cancer. Don't wait, in its later stages it is a deadly disease. Please get the test.
Seeing as you do have a history of cancer in your family, and your father did have precancerous polyps removed, i would strongly suggest you call your doctor and arrange to have a colonoscopy. There are MANY possible explanations for rectal bleeding, but if it was the worst case scenario, you would catch it right away and colon cancer is over 92% curable when caught in the first stages.
I have no family hx to fall back on have diverticulosis and a history of precancerous colon polyps.
Last year when I was 52 I had polyps removed from my uterus, because of post menopausal bleeding and I also had an endovaginal ultrasound. This year again I am having post menopausal bleeding, I went for another endovaginal ultrasound, they found again more polyps but this time they found a cyst. I am seeing my gynecologist who did the surgeon, last year should I have the cyst removed because of what I have been reading that post menopausal women cysts are at high risk for getting cancer?
Am also have considerable cramping. In the past 10years, i've had 2 breast bx's resulting in precancerous tissues, 3 polyps from the colon removed in 2 colonoscopies over 10 years. I have been scheduled for a D&C next week so he can take a biopsy of both fibroids (or remove them-i can't remember what he said) and do a biopsy on the thickened area of the uterine wall.
Heard ablation wipes warning signs for edometrial cancer (no bleeding). I have had a precancerous colon polyp removed 3 yrs. Colonoscopy was clear 2 yrs. ago. I don't think is related. I have had pelvic and rectum pain during ovulation for years. Couldn't this pelvic pain be also due to traveling edometrial tissue that maybe has adhered to the colon stimulated by hormones? Would endometrial ablation be a good course of action for someone who has the above symptoms.
My grandma and dad have a history of polyps and my grandma had to have 1ft of her colon removed. Do I have a higher chance of having cancer with family history of polyps? My mom also has diverticulosis (sp). Any advice or answers would be great. By the way, I am 35 years old. Thanks in advance for you help.
As you know, FAP is a hereditary cancer syndrome that greatly increases risk to develop colon cancer and is associated with developing hundreds to thousands of precancerous polyps in the colon. The polyps begin at an average age of 16 years. By age 35 years, 95% of individuals with FAP have polyps. The mean age of colon cancer diagnosis in untreated individuals is 39 years.
Polyps in the colon can be a manifestation of polyposis syndrome (when a large number of polyps occur in the colon) which may be associated with precancerous lesions in other parts of the body. Since you had a single polyp, this seems unlikely and they may be chance associations. You need to get the nature of the adrenal nodule and the liver lesion clarified by your radiologist. Once the nature of these lesions is confirmed, we can take this further.
I am not pregnant, just had my period last week. My doctors believe I have HNPCC and they have already caught precancerous polyps and cells on my uterine lining and colon and have been removed with different procedures.
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