A 49-year-old female asked:
how long does it take a colon polyp to turn into cancer?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Addagada Rao answered
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Fundamental rule once detected must be removed as soon as possible , if general condition permits, . Some polyps like villous adenomas already will have atypical changes or early cancer , if larger than 2 cm will have 40% chance, other types may take months to couple of years for malignant transformation , no one will wait and see. Early colon cancer is curable, removal of polyp will prevent ca.
Answered on Jun 21, 2020
Dr. Victor Bonuel answered
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Most colon polyps : Remain benign but some turn to cancer in 5- 10 years or sooner if there's a strong family history of colon cancer. Take care! ttp://www.Healthboards.Com/boards/cancer-colon/371071-how-long-does-take-polyp-turn.Html.
Answered on Feb 24, 2016
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