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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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What kind of test detects ulcers, polyps and colon cancer?

What kind of test detects ulcers, polyps and colon cancer?

Endoscopy: The best way to diagnose these problems is with endoscopy- either egd to evaluate the esophagus and stomach or colonoscopy to evaluate the colon. The diagnosis of cancer requires biopsy to allow a pathologist to review the tissue and make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Doctor removed 18 polyps from colon, all benign. Doctor says i need another colonoscopy next year. What are the chances he will find polyps again?

Doctor removed 18 polyps from colon, all benign.  Doctor says i need another colonoscopy next year.  What are the chances he will find polyps again?

Good chance: With this many polyps others could easily have been missed or you could grow small polyps in a year i agree with repeat procedure 1yr. Also will determine how fast you grow polyps and determine future schedule if procedure. ...Read more

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Docs, could a large colon polyp mean colon cancer?

Docs, could a large colon polyp mean colon cancer?

Not really: Not really the size of the polyp does not determined if it is cancer or not of course large polyp can do more damage and depend on location can cause obstruction and bleeding the histology of the polyp determined if it is malignant or pre malignant. ...Read more

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Is it possible for CEA, C19-9, Abdominal Echo and FOB examinations to detect hemorrhoids, polyps and Colon Caner? Thank you!

Is it possible for CEA, C19-9, Abdominal Echo and FOB examinations to detect hemorrhoids, polyps and Colon Caner? Thank you!

No perfect tests!!: Some of these tests(CEA) are only useful for far advanced Cancers(not helpful for early detection of polyps or colon cancer. CEA and CA 19-9 are tumor markers, they are useless for most cases of early cancer. Abdominal ECHO has limited usefulness to detect fluid and certain cystic lesions, not useful for Colon Cancer. The best test for checking colon for polyps and colon cancer is Colonoscopy ...Read more

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Is it possible for CEA, C19-9, Abdominal Echo and FOB examinations to detect hemorrhoids, polyps and Colon Caner? Thank you! L

Is it possible for CEA, C19-9, Abdominal Echo and FOB examinations to detect hemorrhoids, polyps and Colon Caner? Thank you! L

No.: If colon cancer is advanced or metastatic, it can show up on abd echo. If colon cancer or hemorrhoids bleed, FOBT can be positive. CEA and CA 19-9 have no place in detection of colon cancer, hemorrhoids, or polyps. CEA is sometimes useful in following colon cancer for any possible spread. ...Read more

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Can removal of your gallbladder increase your risk for colon polyps or colon cancer because of bile salt being directly dumped into your large bowels.

Can removal of your gallbladder increase your risk for colon polyps or colon cancer because of bile salt being directly dumped into your large bowels.

No: Past medical studies did not link gallbladder surgery to colon cancer. Most all of the bile is reabsorbed by the small intestine & returned to the liver, with or without the gallbladder. Excess bile getting to the colon will cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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Nodule & polyp found in colon. Wat are these?

Nodule & polyp found in colon. Wat are these?

Ask Pathologist: No way to say without pathological analysis of a tissue specimen. How were the findings discovered? If no sample of the lesions were obtained you would require a colonoscopy to get a sample to find out. ...Read more

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What are sessile polyps found in colon sent to pathology?

What are sessile polyps found in colon sent to pathology?

Flat polyps: Sessile refers to the morphology of the polyp rather than the polyp type. Sessile polyps are more flat than peduculated polyps, which grow from a stalk. Once removed, the polyp is sent to pathology to determine the polyp type (hyperplastic, adenoma, cancer, etc). ...Read more

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What is the difference between a colon polyp and a colon lesion?

Small: A colon polyp is usually benign and on a stalk. A lesion implies a growth in the colon such as a tumor. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take an untreated polyp in the colon to become cancerous?

How long does it usually take an untreated polyp in the colon to become cancerous?

No specific time: It generally takes about ten years from the begining of a polyp to cancer, but it is not advisable to rely on this "average". All colonic polyps should be removed and submitted to a pathologist for microscopic examination. ...Read more

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I have recurring precancerous polyps in my colon that are removed every two years. Is there anyway to stop this? Would radiation help in this stage?

Yes/no: There are studies suggesting that daily Aspirin reduces the risk of polyps and colorectal cancer. Remember, though, that Aspirin has side effects so discuss it with your doc before starting. Healthy eating and exercise may reduce the risk of getting cancer as well. Finally, you may need to see a specialist in cancer genetics to see if you need genetic testing and/or other risk reduction... ...Read more

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How do polyps in the colon relate to colon cancer?

How do polyps in the colon relate to colon cancer?

Yes: 85 percent of colon cancers arise from colon polyps. As polyps grow, they can transform into colon cancer. Not all polyps are precancerous and not all precancerous polyps become colon cancers. ...Read more

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Can a large polyp in your colon mean colon cancer?

Can a large polyp in your colon mean colon cancer?

Maybe: Larger growths can contain cancer, but other polyps can be large and still be fully benign. Pathology would review the polyp after it is removed. ...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


Dr. Austina Cho
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more