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How To Prevent Polyps In Colon
A ascending colon polyp worse then anywhere else in the colon. How can I prevent more. High grade removed in may, surgically. When do I need next scope?
Not sure of your: Question but a precancerous polyp regardless of the location in the colon is concern for futue polyp/cancer development especially if high grade dysplasia was present. Follow your surgeon's or GI doctors advice on follow up colonoscopy, but I usually recommend a colonoscopy 1 year after surgery. ...Read more
Is there a way to Prevent colon polyps? Is there a way to lessen chances of them being cancerous? I had 9 polups three agressive types im worried
Colonoscopies: You have to be vigilant in getting colonoscopies yearly or every 2-3 years to follow up and ensure complete removal of new colon polyps. Unfortunately, besides frequent colonoscopies, there is not much else you can do besides eating a high fiber, low fat diet. You must have colonic adenomas, so frequent colonoscopies will decrease your risk of progression to colon cancer. ...Read more
I had colon polyps removed Almost a year ago and have been taking kombucha could it help prevent colon cancer if taken daily?
One line answer NO: KOMBUCHA, a fermented fungus tea used as health supplement in varieties of diseses from cancer to HIV etc has no scientific proof. Only one that benefits are the one that sells, risk outweighs the unproven benefits If you have colon polyp go for scheduled endoscopic removal, get them analyzed & follow your MD s advise. ...Read more
Some grow quickly.: I personally have a family history of colon cancer and had a normal colonoscopy only 2 years before I had a bleeding episode discovered to be from a cancer from a polyp in my cecum. 2 years is a short time to go from no sign of anything to developing a polyp, to having it become a cancer. ...Read more
Colon Polyp: A polyp in the colon is not a disease. A polyp is a growth on the surface of the lining of the colon. Some can lead to cancer and some are benign. They usually do not cause symptoms unless they get big. They are removed at colonoscopy to make sure they are not pre-cancerous. You are more likely to get them if you eat fatty foods, smoke, drink alcohol, don't exercise, or obese. ...Read more
Yes: There is no predisposition in polyposis to one portion of the colon over another although it may appear that the distal or lower colon may have more polyps than higher up. ...Read more
NO: If you remove it and follow your doctor's advice ...Read more
Different types: A polyp is a cluster of cells usually on a stalk representing transforming cells that may convert to Ca. A colon tumor is a area of bowel with malignant cells forming a discrete mass that can spread. Originally thought all Ca's of colon arose from polyps but now found that there is a transforming field effect in bowel where certain sites become polyps, not all converting and other sites, Cancer ...Read more
Your doctor will exp: I am sure your doctor would be happy to explain. Surgical removal means an operation to remove the polyp. There are two types of operation: open surgery or laparoscopic surgery (this one is a mini operation with smaller cuts as compared to open surgery which is a bigger cut). But talk it over with your surgeon. ...Read more
Through most of: The colon, altho sometimes the rectum is relatively spared. ...Read more
Yes: Your doctor typically would submit the polyps to the pathologist same day and the reports hould be available within a week or10 days. ...Read more
Had removed sessile polyp descending colon, reported to have vegetable matter, what bdoes this mean, thank you?
Colon cance free for 10 years six yrs ago the colonoscopy found some polyps that were ok Friday having exam do I have a greater chance for polyps?
Abnormal gowths: Neoplasia is a general term to describe abnormal growth pattern, cancer-like, unregulated by normal bodily control systems. Some colon polyps are destined to become cancerous, some are not, so all polyps are usually removed when they are found so we can distinguish the difference under the microscope, not by appearance which can fool you. ...Read more
Some: There are different types of colon polyps. Some will not turn into cancer. But many (adenomatous polyps in particular) have a high likelihood of turning into cancer if not removed. We think that most colon cancers start as polyps. That is why we recommend colonoscopy at age 50. If you have a precancerous polyp, it can be removed before you get cancer. ...Read more
Not usually: Polyps are usually sent to a pthology lab, where they are processed, fixed in preservative, cut, stained and then 'read' by a pathologist. This takes time, especially if you want them to be accurate in their diagnosis, but depending on the size, location, lab, etc, the results are usually back in 3-7 days. Ask your doc how long his specimens usually take to get an idea as it varies widely. ...Read more