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Can Colorectal Polyps Grow Back
Can you have colorectal cancer w/o polyps? Can colorectal cancer grow where it cannot be seen by colonoscopy? If yes, How are these diagnosed?
Possible bt unlikely: Dear Brand: Most colon cancers are visible with a colonoscopy either as a polyp or as a mass of some sort. However, there are some that are just not in the colon and only show up somewhere else like the liver. While this is certainly possible it is rare and it is typically found with a CT scan done for some other reason. But this is definitely not common. Hope this helps. All the best, Ariel. ...Read more
How long for colorectal cancer to develop? If polyps aren’t removed and they keep growing, how long does it take before they turn into cancer?
Years usually: There are different types of polyps and some are more aggressive than others. But usually these take years (2-5 years, some will say 10 years) to grow to cancer. There are more aggressive types that can develop in a year or less but fortunately they are the rarity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: All benign and malignant tumors result from accumulated genetic mutations. There are a few hereditary illnesses in which a child inherits a first mutation in the series that leads to colon cancer. However, most people with colon cancer began life with a genome free of cancer-causing mutations. Benign polyps may or may not acquire additional mutations and turn cancerous. ...Read more
How can you diagnose nonpolyposis colorectal cancer discovered if there are no polyps to detect during sigmoi/colonoscopy?
Hd proctosigmoidoscopy a yr ago, no polyp, only hemoroids, now i still have blood on my poop. Do I have colorectal ca? What r the early signs of that?
Get a full scope.: Most early colon cancers are asymptomatic. The blood on the outside of your bowel movement is likely due to hemorrhoids. Colon cancer is possible, however, and the sigmoidoscopy you had only looked at half of your colon. So to rule out colon cancer, i would recommend a full colonoscopy. ...Read more
What are the chances of a 26 year old with no family history of colon cancer and no genetic disorders having colorectal cancer or polyps?
3mm sessile polyp-transverse colon;path-adematomous.Mother had colorectal cancer in her 50s.I had breast cancer@41;now 56. Follow up COLO how soon?
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