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I had a 3mm colon adenoma found at age 22, follow up exams at 23 and 27 both clear. How often should I be screened going forward?

I had a 3mm colon adenoma found at age 22, follow up exams at 23 and 27 both clear. How often should I be screened going forward?

It depends.: There are multiple factors which go into this decision. Do you have any family history of colon cancer or aggressive polyps? Why did they do a colonoscopy on you in the first place at age 22? You should consult with the gastroenterologist who did your previous procedures to evaluate the best timing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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I am highly susceptible to colon polyps & at 30 had a hgd adenoma removed, is a high or low fibre diet best for me to reduce frequency of the polyps?

I am highly susceptible to colon polyps & at 30 had a hgd adenoma removed, is a high or low fibre diet best for me to reduce frequency of the polyps?

More complex...: Than that. In general, high fiber diet (not simply bran or fiber supplements) may be helpful ( conflicting data). Adequate calcium, especially from dairy (low fat/no fat) may be helpful. Low sat fat (low meat, especially processed/sausage type) may be helpful. Aspirin or nsaids may be helpful. Need to discuss your particulars, including fam hx, polyp hx, w/ md. Follow surveillance scopes. ...Read more

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Is a tubular adenoma colon polyp associated with lynch syndrome?

Is a tubular adenoma colon polyp associated with lynch syndrome?

Not really: lynch syndrome is an inherited disease that will cause polyps that will led to camper Tubular adenoidal is a condition cam happen with or without lynch syndrome ...Read more

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Is 2 yr f/u after 1.5cm peicemeal removal of SA in ascending colon on target? &2 tubular adenomas from sigmoid removed,all 3 LGD. Precancer or benign?

Sounds right.: Tubular adenomas do occasionally progress to become cancers. Depends upon size and appearance under the microscope. If there is low grade dysplasia then there is no rush to re-scope. However they do need to be watched ( just like you would watch a funny mole on your skin.) Listen to your doc about the appropriate interval for repeating the colonoscope. ...Read more

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Is having two tubular adenomas removed from your colon and then having one hyper-plastic and another adenoma removed 3yr later increase cancer chance?

Is having two tubular adenomas removed from your colon and then having one hyper-plastic  and another adenoma removed 3yr later increase cancer chance?

adenoma: The vast majority of colon cancers arise from adenomas. Will screen small adenomas are removed before they become malignant. Simply having any adenomas increases your lifetime risk of developing colon cancer. ...Read more

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0.7x0.4x0.2cm sessile serrated adenoma found in me acending colon (27 yr f) im so scared no history CA in family, don't smoke, chances of me getting cancer?

Low: You need another colonoscopy in 5 years based on the size and type of adenoma you describe, to make sure others do not develop that are larger or different in type. Not smoking and no family history are great factors in your favor. ...Read more

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I had two tubular adnomas removed in '09 at 33, one hyperplastic and one tubular adenoma removed in '12. Am i likely to get colon cancer. No fam hstry?

I had two tubular adnomas removed in '09 at 33, one hyperplastic and one tubular adenoma removed in '12. Am i likely to get colon cancer. No fam hstry?

tubular adenomas: The fact that you have tubular adenomas at such an early age probably does slightly raise your lifetime risk of colon carcinoma. However, now that you know you can have careful followup and screening to make sure all adenomas are removed before they can develop into colon cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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Adenoma (Definition)

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