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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
Can I just leave 1cm endometrial polyp? What are the chances of it being cancer? Should I be worried?
Not worry, remove:
A polyp at your age is not likely to be cancer. But you should get it removed as it may cause bleeding, get infected and it you wish to have children, get in the way of getting pregnant.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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 more
LOW RISK: The vast majority of gb polyps are indeed benign. Any polyp less than 10mm is considered inconsequential. Ultrasound annual monitoring of gb polyps is reasonable, at least to establish if they are stable and not enlarging. It would be reasonable to assume that a small and stable, or shrinking, polyp would be benign. ...Read more
If polyp is found in colonscopy in early 30's does that mean I have to be worried about cancer syndromes?
Not necessarily: You need to tell us why you had colonoscopy done at this young age? Polyps are benign and do not indicate that you will develop colon cancer unless you leave them untreated. So what you need to do is obtain repeat colonoscopy in 5 years once more time to be sure that you do not have anymore polyps int he future ...Read more
My grandma has cancer she is 77 years young she has had polyps in the past and removed or so she thought wow?
Dr cattano you answered regarding my gallbladder polyps so now do I demand removal as I am petrified this is cancer?
I will have a colonoscopy dr found 2 polyps in simgdoscopy do all polyps are cancer? Do they grow back after they are removed?
Relax: Great majority of polyps are not cancer. Usually takes several years to develop cancer. Polyps>1 cm in size are most noteworthy. Most important colonoscopy is your first- to find polyps that developed over the decades. Should get follow up exams. Frequency depends on polyp number, size, type, family history. Discuss w/ md. Colonoscopy made headway in fight against cancer. Talk about diet, activity. ...Read more
If I had a high dysplasia polyp that was removed, what are my chances of getting another. How long does it take a polyp to turn into cancer?
I am 18 with long line of cancer in my family, had a colonoscopy today and six polyps were found. The biggest was 15mm, is it most likely cancer?
Unlikely: It is unlikely that it is cancer, but ask your primary are provider if genetic testing is appropriate. Familial polyposis is a condition where preventative colon resection is sometimes contemplated. Better to get all the info now, so you can make more informed decisions. Wait for the report, and don't worry - it won't change anything. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I had polyp removed during colonoscopy. It was not cancer. If it was left alone what would have happened? Dr said repeat every 5 years. You agree?
I had a sigmdoscopy dr said he found 2 polyps and recommend colonoscopy for removal how long should I wait most for colonoscopy? Could become cancer?
Immediately: A sigmoidoscopy only checks the distal third (sigmoid) portion of the colon and colon cancer can occur anywhere in the colon. Since you had polyps, they may need to be biopsied if they were not. Since your dr. Told you to get a full colonoscopy, especially with your hx of polyps, and not to mention the need to check your whole colon, then get it done. Best wishes. ...Read more
Had a colonoscopy at 42 & polyps, 2 were removed, no cancer. I am 52 so do I need to get another since it's been 10yrs, like soon? Having no problems.
Colonoscopy/Polyps: If you had a colonoscopy 10 years ago and you did have colon polyps then, you should have another surveillance colonoscopy even though you are without symptoms. Colorectal cancer is a silent disease. You might not have any symptoms however, once you started noticed symptoms, it might be too far advance, which is why we have surveillance program and preventive measures. ...Read more
After having a pre cancerous polyp removed during a colonoscopy, are there other tests that should be done to ensure I don't have cancer anywhere else?
Depends a lot: On your other risk factors, such as genetics, environmental influences, and other co-morbidities. You should consult with your primary physician for definitive medical advice. ...Read more
Unusual: There usually are not true polyps in the lung but rather nodules which are round soft tissue masses that can be both benign and malignant. The size, character, and growth of nodules help doctors determine which ones need to be biopsies or removed. ...Read more
Depends: Fundamental rule once detected must be removed as soon as possible, if general condition permits, . Some polyps like villous adenomas already will have atypical changes or early cancer, if larger than 2 cm will have 40% chance, other types may take months to couple of years for malignant transformation, no one will wait and see. Early colon cancer is curable, removal of polyp will prevent ca. ...Read more
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