A 29-year-old male asked:
my mother just had a polyp removed during her colonoscopy. she was 10 years past due when she finally had her first. am i still higher risk?
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Internal Medicine 12 years experience
No: If she was 60 and the 1 polyp was found, you are still recommended for colonoscopy at age 50. If you have 2 first degree relatives with colorectal cancer or with advanced polyps or if your mom was less than 60 and the polyp was advanced or colorectal cancer then you would need colonoscopy starting at age 40 and every 5 years thereafter.
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Hepatology 23 years experience
Depends on the size: unless it was really advanced (ie truly pre-cancerous) i'd say no. she's now ~60, correct?
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Last updated Aug 5, 2014
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