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Are All Polylps Found Necessarily Cancerous When You Get A Colonoscope
No: Many polyps that present during this test are not cancerous, but if left in the colon, can develop into cancer. Tubular and villous adenomas can develop into cancer. Patients with familial polyposis syndromes can have many polyps throughout their colon, which makes malignancy almost certain. Sometimes the entire colon is removed to prevent it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the colonoscope detects abnormal growth in my rectum, does that mean I have colon-rectal cancer?
The vast majority : The vast majority , esp the larger ones will be found , however it has been shown in studies that up to 40% of patients who undergo colonoscopy will have polyps that were missed , either because they were small or behind a fold.That is why we recommend that patients in whom polyps are found should undergo repeat colonoscopy 3-5 years later. ...Read more
Sedation: Colonoscopy is performed by placing a long, flexible tube along the entire colon and rectum via the anus. While people dread this, it is painless when done under sedation. The worst part is the day before when the "prep" is taken to purge the system. Although unpleasant, this will find polyps before they turn into cancers, thus saving one from major surgery. If you're 50, "get 'er done". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Disinfection: All institutions that do these procedures have strict protocols for cleaning and disinfecting the instruments between patients. ...Read more
What are the health risks having oral sex with someone who just found out they are positive for cancerous hpv, suggestions to get around it?
Nothing immediately: HPV infection can be passed on between the sex partners but it is unpredictable.Even if you caught infection, the immune system would clear it up in >90% of the cases. You can be easily checked for this infection in a few years down the road, if you wanted to be sure that you have it or not. It is one of those infection with which more than half of the US population lives without any concern. ...Read more
I'm 3re entity found a lump on my neck. Can't get in to an ultra sound for another week- how likely is it cancerous &what else could it be? Non smoker
Wait for ultrasound: You have a neck mass. You have to wait a week for the ultrasound. You are better off waiting a week even if it is cancer. The doctor will start with ultrasound but may also need to do a fin e needle aspiration at the same time so the diagnosis can be made. A thyroid nodule, lymph node enlarged are all possibilities. Your doctor will discuss all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just found out I have an encapsulated cyst 5.3 cm.I am having back pain and belly pain .Can that size cyst be remove and can it get cancerous?
Yes: I assume you mean an ovarian cyst. It is not unusual for ovarian cysts to attain large size and cause the pains you describe. They can be removed surgically, by a variety of approaches, and they will be thoroughly examined by a pathologist to made sure they do not harbor cancerous cells. ...Read more
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