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Colonoscopy Mass Cancerous
If I had a normal colonoscopy 17 months ago but now have a mass, what are the chances that the mass is cancerous?
It really depends: If one does have a history of prior cancer, or inflammatory bowel disease or familial adenomatous polyposis or a strong family history of cancer - the mass has a higher chance of being cancerous. Always assume any new mass is cancerous and seek medical attention promptly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: If the lesion appears large and involved within deeper layers, it will likely need to be removed surgically. If it is more confined and polyp-like, it will probably be removed during colonoscopy. as we can't determine if it is cancerous until we remove it and have a pathologist look at it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the odds that after having a clear colonoscopy 17 months ago, a mass I have now is cancer?
High: Cancers tend to grow more quickly than non cancerous tumors. Therefore, if you had a clear colonoscopy 17 months ago, and you now have a tumor in your colon, the chance that the tumor is cancer is higher than if you have not had a clear colonoscopy 17 months ago. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the probability that after having a clear colonoscopy 17 months ago, a mass I have now is cancer?
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
Just got the results of my colonoscopy, had multiple pre-cancerous adnomeas removed. What kind of testing can I expect as a follow-up?
Repeat colonoscopy: If the polyps were typical tubular adenomas then the number and size indicate the appropriate interval to repeat colonoscopy. Three or less, smaller than 1cm generally 5 years, more than 3 or larger than a cm, 3 years. Incompletely removed, larger than 2cm or more worrisome under the microscope might be one year or less depending on the worry factor of the endoscopist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had colonoscopy at age 50, they removed non cancerous polyp. I am 51 now, how often should I have a colonoscopy or other related screenings?
Is low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion cancerous? How treated? How detected? Have colonoscopy usually next step? Should we worry?
Is a colon polyp more likely to grow fast if it's cancerous? I had a colonoscopy last year with no polyps, had a very large polyp removed today
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