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Colonic Polyps Colorectal Cancer
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?
Colonic polyps is also known as Colon polyps. Colonic polyps are round growths along the wall of your large bowels. They are a very common finding in the elderly population. However, they are associated with increased risk of colon cancer, especially when an individual has many hundreds of these polyps and/or gets the polyps ...Read more
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?
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
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
It can happen: At the time of detection, most polyps are not cancerous. Hoever, over time polyps can develop pre-cancer changes in the cells which then become early cancer changes and finally fully developed cancer. It is best to strictly follow your gastroenterologists screenig schedules if you already have had polyps and get regular screeinig colonoscopies done. ...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?
Less contact: The hypothesis is that one factor in colon cancer is potentially ingested carcinogens(cancer causing) that are in the food we eat. The faster the stool moves through the colon, the less time the carcinogen has in contact with any segment of the colon so it's should be less damaging. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Colorectal cancer is a term to signify invasion accross a layer of the lining of the colon or rectum. A polyp can show abnormal features up to a point and still not be considered an invasive cancer. Once we use the term colon or rectal cancer, the cells are not only atypical, ...Read more
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