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A 35-year-old female asked:

I had a colonoscopy and i was told i had a precancerous polyp, less than 5 mm. im 35. does this put me at a higher risk/more susceptible to other cancers in general now? or is my risk for other cancers the same as anyone else without colon polyps?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
We know that people who have had colon cancer have more of a possibility of developing many other cancers, but I'm not sure that this would apply to you having had an apparent adenomatous colon polyp.
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