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Esophageal Polyps And Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Not necessarily: ...As some polyps do not develop into cancer. That said, if you have "many" polyps, it may be to your benefit to visit a specialist in cancer genetics. Some folks carry inherited traits (genes) that lead to polyposis and different kinds of cancers. Talk to your pcp or gastroenterologist about this. ...Read more
His colonoscopy was negative, but theres family history of polyps. Does that increase the risk of cancer?
While every: Screening colonoscopy is not positive, a family history does raise risk and worry, and between colonoscopies each decade over 50, one can have fecal occult blood tests in the interim. A positive guaiac or actual blood per rectum, leads to a for cause colonoscopy that insurance should cover. Again, all bleeding is not cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is an advanced adenomas villious semi sessile 14 mm polyp in rectum another way of saying its cancer in situ?
Dr said i had a polyp that was the next step before cancer. What treatment options are usually used im 61 years old.
I am petrified and crying I have gallbladder polyps for over 6 years with one that went from 4mm to 6, 5 mm in that time . I am scared its cancer?
Have same gallbladder polyps for 6 years in those years one grew from 4 mm to 6.5 and I am opting for removal how likely would this be gallbladder cancer I am 46?
Low probability: Gallbladder polyps are typically stones that are forming in the wall of the gallbladder. Gallbladder cancer is very rare. I would recommend not worrying too much about the possibility of gallbladder cancer. You say you are scheduled to have your gallbladder removed. They will test the gallbladder after it is removed. The pathologist will give you a report. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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