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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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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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Do benign fundic gland polyps turn to cancer? Many in stomach 3-6mm, should I have surgery to remove or stop Prilosec Grandpa died from stomach cancer

Do benign fundic gland polyps turn to cancer? Many in stomach 3-6mm, should I have surgery to remove or stop Prilosec Grandpa died from stomach cancer

No: These type of polyps do not turn to cancer. That doesn't mean the cancer couldn't develop. Just the fact that your grandfather had stomach cancer does not pose a great risk to you most likely. Follow the recommendations of the doctor that did the endoscopy. If you're worried, you could always have the study Repeated In five years or so. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Last may had a right hemicolectomy remove hgd polyp. Try schedule a 1st annual scope for april but surgeon wants a consult to see if 2nd scope needed?

Last may had a right hemicolectomy remove hgd polyp. Try schedule a 1st annual scope for april but surgeon wants a consult to see if 2nd scope needed?

Usually repeat 1 yr: Typically a repeat colonoscopy is done at a year after resection for cancer or polyps although the data to support optimal timing is thin. The concept is to find new polyps and stay ahead of them before we need to consider another operation. ...Read more

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I have many polyps and a flat polyp on the right side of my colon. Does that mean I have cancer?

I have many polyps and a flat polyp on the right side of my colon. Does that mean I have cancer?

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

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My dad has a large flat polyp on his large bowel. Are these type of polyps more prone to cancer?

Yes they do: Yes they have malignant potential , 40 % villous adenomas are malignant , bigger the the size greater the chances of being cancer in it. Speak to the doctor ( with your dad s permission ) get it biopsied if it is not done for removal. ...Read more

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Is endoscopic mucosal resection for a flat difficult colon polyp more dangerous that traditional surgery to remove that section of the colon?

Is endoscopic mucosal resection for a flat difficult colon polyp more dangerous that traditional surgery to remove that section of the colon?

Polyp: Endoscpic mucosal resection is safe in the proper hands. It is an outpatient procedure and does not require general amesthesia, follow up dpends on histopathology. ...Read more

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Hysteroscopy 10/2/13 biopsy nrml u/s 9/24/14 normal, u/s 4/28/15 2 cm polyp 5/27 hysteroscopy remove poly/d&c no results yet I am petrified cancer ?

Hysteroscopy 10/2/13 biopsy nrml u/s 9/24/14 normal, u/s 4/28/15 2 cm polyp 5/27 hysteroscopy remove poly/d&c no results yet I am petrified cancer ?

Not likely: Given the tests you have had, it is not likely that you have cancer, at least not more than an early one. If the uncertainty of cancer is too much to handle and especially if the D&C results show anything suspicious, you may wish to discuss hysterectomy with your doctor. ...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


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Colectomy (Definition)

It can mean removal of part or complete colon with ...Read more