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Doctor insights on: Pre Cancerous Lesions In Colon

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Is cervical carcinoma in situ considered cancer or pre cancer?

Is cervical carcinoma in situ considered cancer or pre cancer?

Pre- cancer: It is good to seek treatment from a gynecologist as it will require some form of local therapy to either excise it or burn it off with Laser or cryotherapy. if done well it can be easily eradicated. ...Read more

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Colon biopsy:huge tubulovillous adenoma with marked atypia, multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &one tiny focus suggestive of micro invasion.Is it cancer?

Colon biopsy:huge tubulovillous adenoma with marked atypia, multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &one tiny focus suggestive of micro invasion.Is it cancer?

Yes: Adenocarcinoma in situ is cancer. The area suggestive of micro invasion suggests you should have rather aggressive followup screening which I am sure your doctor has, or will soon suggest. Stay on top of this and follow his/her advice. ...Read more

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Are small sessile colon polyps usually cancerous?

Are small sessile colon polyps usually cancerous?

No ...: ... On the contrary. The smaller the polyp, the less likely it is to be "cancerous". Sessile just means flat (harder to find) versus pedunculated (mushroom-shaped). The precancerous type of polyps are adenomatous and serrated polyps (documented on pathology). Hyperplastic polyps in general are almost always benign and never turn into cancer. ...Read more

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Benign serous cystadenoma on ovary can turn into borderline cancer or frank malignancy?

Benign serous cystadenoma on ovary can turn into borderline cancer or frank  malignancy?

Yes possible: It is possible longstanding cystadenoma some times can transform to malignant cystadenoma , pathologically it is cancer or not a cancer , pathologist will never describe as borderline cancer. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and they found 2 inflammatory polyps, .59 cm hyperplastic polyp, and rectal juvenile polyp in my colon. What's the risk of future colon cancer?

I'm 19 and they found 2 inflammatory polyps, .59 cm hyperplastic polyp, and rectal juvenile polyp in my colon. What's the risk of future colon cancer?

Genetics consult: 19 yo woman PMH sig for iron deficiency anemia with colonic polyps found on virtual colonoscopy. You need a referral for a standard colonoscopy where the polyps will be removed and examined pathologically. With your history, you may have Inflammatory Bowel Disease and or some type of familial polyposis which may give you a higher risk in future but your expert GI doc will always watch out for you ...Read more

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Can slorastic lesions ever be pre cancer.

Can slorastic lesions ever be pre cancer.

Misspelled?: i don't know what that is, and I've been an oncologist for 30 years. Check your spelling and ask again. ...Read more

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Where are cancerous tumors usually found with throat cancer?

Where are cancerous tumors usually found with throat cancer?

Vague question: "throat cancer" is a vague layman's term which can encompass many different problems. In general, most head and neck "throat cancers" are squamous cell cancers, which are commonly associated with smoking, drinking and hpv infection. They can occur anywhere there is squamous mucosa: tongue, tonsil, palate, throat, larynx, etc. See you ENT for an exam or screening. ...Read more

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What are polypoid lesions in the sigmoid?

What are polypoid lesions in the sigmoid?

Need biopsy to know.: The sigmoid is a region of the colon (large intestine). Polyps are small growths in the lumen (inside lining) of the bowel. Most are benign. Some can be "pre-cancerous", and rarely, polyps can be malignant. The way to classify polyps is to biopsy or remove them and study them under a microscope in a lab. Deciding which polyps to biopsy is a clinical decision. If concerned, ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Could a noncancerous lung tumor turn cancerous without warning?

Could a noncancerous lung tumor turn cancerous without warning?

Only certain types: Some noncancerous lung tumors are benign and will always remain benign. Other noncancerous tumors, such as bronchoalveolar carcinomas (now called carcinoma in-situ) can become cancerous tumors. ...Read more

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What percentage of rectal polyps become cancerous?

What percentage of rectal polyps become cancerous?

About 10%: It was felt that malignancies of bowel i.e. rectal polyps accumulate mutations to go from adenomatous polyps to malignant polyps to cancer it now appears that about 10% of such lesions will progress to cancer. In bowel adjacent to malignancy, most normal appearing mucosal cells produce cancer protein having undergone genotypic changes. These cells eventually lead to new Ca's. in bowel. ...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

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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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Can malignant melanoma be found inside the body?

Can malignant melanoma be found inside the body?

Yes: Surprisingly, these can and sometimes do pop up in places that have never been sun-exposed. Famously this can happen within the deep vulva and the esophagus. ...Read more

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Is an advanced adenomas villious semi sessile 14 mm polyp in rectum another way of saying its cancer in situ?

Is an advanced adenomas villious semi sessile 14 mm polyp in rectum another way of saying its cancer in situ?

No: Villous adenomas are benign. They are considered pre-malignant, but not cancer. In-situ is the earliest stage of cancer, Stage 0. The two are definitely different. ...Read more

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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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Will a fibroadenoma benign tumor in my breast become malignant?

Will a fibroadenoma benign tumor in my breast become malignant?

No: Fibroadenomas are the most common breast tumor. Excision is not necessary unless there are features that would suggest a rare variant of fibroadenomas, called phyllodes tumors. Despite this, some women will still opt for excision due to the size of the tumor and/or fear surrounding constantly feeling a lump in one's breast. If reassurance fails, the surgery itself is quite minimal. ...Read more

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Endoscopy done, multiple sessile polyps 3-6cm in size in entire stomach. Does this require surgery? Sessile mean cancer?

Endoscopy done, multiple sessile polyps 3-6cm in size in entire stomach. Does this require surgery? Sessile mean cancer?

Do U mean mm not cm?: Multiple diminutive to small sessile polyps of the stomach, as may often be seen with prolonged use of acid suppression therapy, are typically glandular & therefore of little clinical concern. However, if your multiple polyps are 3-6 centimeters in size, then they R very concerning--please check with your diagnosing physician as to the histology of these sizable lesions & his/her recommendations. ...Read more

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Precancerous (Definition)

A precancerous condition (or premalignant condition) is a generalized state associated with a significantly increased risk of cancer. If left untreated, these conditions may lead to cancer. Premalignant lesion is a morphologically altered tissue in which cancer is more likely to occur than ...Read more


Dr. Tanya Russo
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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