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A 23-year-old female asked:

Doctor said to my dad he have colon cancer but the biopsy result was ok it show that is just polip.his blood test was ok aswell.what we should do now?

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Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 41 years experience
Repeat colonoscopy: Unless the pathology report comes back on the polyp as showing malignancy, he will need to have a follow-up colonoscopy to look for new polyps in the future (1-3 years). The timing will depend on risk factors, such as a history of ulcerative colitis, strong family history, completeness of colonoscopy, biopsy findings. If the pathology shows cancer, he should see a colorectal or general surgeon.
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Dr. Carolyn Messere
Colon and Rectal Surgery 24 years experience
More information: I need more information to give you an answer. Was there cancer in the polyp? You don't say what kind of biopsy it was or what blood test was done. I would suggest you speak with his doctor to make sure you know what he had, what risk he is at for more cancer, and what treatment, if any, he needs.
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Last updated Feb 24, 2014


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