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Colonoscopy Cecum Cancer
I have lynch syndrome and have a colonoscopy every year, I am 47 y/o. I had 4 polyps removed today and 1 was 5mm. Is it possible that it could be cancerous, and I have a prominent fold in my cecum, what does that mean could it be cancer?It was biopsied as
Anatomy discreption: An anatomical description no it does not mean cancer, result of biposy is the answer , lynch syn is heriditory nonolyposis colorectal cancer ( hnpcc) will not see true polyps vs familial adenomatous polyposis (fap) where you see true polyps . Good luck for biopsy report. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the cecum be seen during a colonoscopy? Or is it through a sigmoidoscopy? Can cancer of the cecum be detected through radiology tests like ct/mri?
Yes-No-Maybe: Colonoscopy evaluates the entire large intestine, from cecum to rectum. Flexible sigmoidoscopy only goes as far as the left side of the colon, nowhere near the cecum. Routine ct scanning may identify a (large) cecal tumor but is much less sensitive than a colonoscopy; ct colonography is almost as sensitive as a colonoscopy, but is less desirable than colonoscopy since a biopsy cannot be done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will a colonoscopy detect anal cancer/mass as well colon cancer? Is the digital exam done before the colonoscopy is performed?
Not able to detect.: Several instruments are used for examining the rectum and then colon. The anal canal is examined with an anoscope being several inches long. confirmation is by digital exam. The proctoscope looks at the rectum above the anus after which sigmoidoscopes were used but now replaced by the colonoscope for examining upper rectum to cecum. Lesion found are then bx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been having constipation problems for a bit. Had a tiny bit of red stuff on stool. Negative colonoscopy. Are colonscopys accurate can they miss cancer?
Miss rate: A colonoscopy is only as good as the eyes of the colonoscopist doing the procedure. The miss rate for colon cancer on colonoscopy is quoted from 4 to 6 percent. A good colonoscopist will have taken photos documenting that he has used the camera to look back at the rectum. Photos should also be taken of the cecum, appendix and ileocecal valve to prove the camera went all the way to end. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are colonoscopy performed years apart? Shouldn't they be more often? Doesn't cancer grow fast?
Good question: Most colon cancer differs from other cancers in that it tends to progress in a very predictable pattern beginning as polyps that can sometimes form cancer. This process takes many years. For example, it can take 5 or more years for a polyp to reach 1 cm and then another 5 or more yrs for the 1 cm polyp to become cancer. This is why the standard recommendation is to have a colonoscopy every 10 yrs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have marked thickening of 1side of cecum. Rad. Recommended colonoscopy to exclude malignancy, PC disagrees what should I do?
Get a GI opinion: See a gastroenterologist and make sure that you take the films with you. Gastroenterologist should be able to tell you whether it needs to be further pursued. I would not wait long to get this done. Put it on your to do soon list. Best wishes to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is not common: It is not common. Please follow all recomendations of your doctor. Stay well and be strong. Thank you for question. ...Read more
If cancer is found on polphs after your colonoscopy will it return when my next colonoscopy is done?
colonoscopy: Your doctor will remove the cancerous polyps and suggest frequent monitoring to look for any recurrence. ...Read more
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