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Are colon polyps dangerous?

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Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Eh: Dangerous is a strong term Certain colon polyps are considered precursors to cancer. That is, if not removed, they have potential to become cancer.
Answered on Aug 15, 2018

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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Colon polyps: Can be cancerous or precancerous. They can be removed colonoscopically or surgically. Talk with a GI endowcopist about your options.
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Dr. Martin Raff
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Potentially Yes: But that depends upon your family history, the nature of the polyps and the frequency with which you will be followed. You need to discuss this with ... Read More
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Polyp: Endoscpic mucosal resection is safe in the proper hands. It is an outpatient procedure and does not require general amesthesia, follow up dpends on hi ... Read More
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