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Doctor insights on: Partial Colectomy For Multiple Colonic Polyps

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I'm Asian am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

I'm Asian am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

No: In general asians have a lower incidence of colon cancer and colon polyps than the average population. This is due to several factors including eating more fish and vegetables and less red meat. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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I'm jewish am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

Yes: Patients with askenazic-eastern european ancestry are more prone to colon cancer and colon polyps than the average person. There is also genetic testing if you have a close relative who has had colon polyps or colon cancer. ...Read more

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I'm hispanic am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

I'm hispanic am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

No necessarily: If you are over 50 year old you should have colonoscopy, and sooner if it runs in your family, hispanic or not. ...Read more

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I'm middle eastern am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

I'm middle eastern am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

Family History: Your family history (colon cancer, colon polyps and even breast/ovarian cancers) are more important than your ethnic background. ...Read more

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I'm african american am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

I'm african american am I more susceptible to getting  colon polyps?

Yes: African americans on average get colon cancer at a younger age. The american college of gastroenterology advocates screening colonoscopy starting at the age of 45 as opposed to 50 for the average populaton. ...Read more

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I'm native american am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

Family History: Your family history (colon cancer, colon polyps and even breast/ovarian cancers) are more important than your ethnic background. ...Read more

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Dr. Allen Kamrava
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Colon Polyps (Definition)

A colon polyp is a growth on the lining of the colon (large intestine). Most polyps are benigh, but some are cancerous and some can become cancerous. They are a common finding on colonoscopy, and are frequently biopsied (removed) during colonoscopy ...Read more


Polyp (Definition)

A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn ...Read more