A 31-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?
1 doctor answer
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience in General Surgery
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.
Answered on Feb 24, 2014
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