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So my colon. Showed redundant colon and I had what they told me was a "moderate cancer risk sessile polyp" I eat healthy no ca in family im only27, why?

So my colon. Showed redundant colon and I had what they told me was a "moderate cancer risk sessile polyp" I eat healthy no ca in family im only27, why?

Many reasons: I would worry about familial polyposis or lynch syndrome.
You should have a repeat colonoscopy in a year. Someone should evaluate your family history and see if you might be a candidate for genetic testing. ...Read more

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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I had a sessile serrate adenoma0.7x0.4x0.2 cmonly 27/f no history cancer in family! Why? So scared as its precancerous what can I do to not get more polyp

I had a sessile serrate adenoma0.7x0.4x0.2 cmonly 27/f no history cancer in family! Why? So scared as its precancerous what can I do to not get more polyp

Dumb luck: These just happen. They have a slight tendency to presage cancer. You'd do well to get a colonoscopy from time to time and if you do this, your chances of getting a really nasty colon cancer are greatly reduced. Easy does it, comply and don't panic. ...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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Upper endo many sessile polyps3-6mm. Been on Prilosec yrs. Should I stop Prilosec? Sessile polyps mean cancer?

Upper endo many sessile polyps3-6mm. Been on Prilosec yrs. Should I stop Prilosec? Sessile polyps mean cancer?

Fundic gland polyps: These types of polyps in the fundus of the stomach are of no real concern. They do not increase the chances of cancer. They are not a reason to stop your Prilosec, if you need it. Your endoscopist will be able to follow up with you concerning them. Good luck. ...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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I am 28.Had a colonoscopy and the doctor removed an 8mm polyp. The doctor said it was NOT an adenoma, but it was a sessile polyp. Is this pre cancer?

Yes: Current concept even though all adenomas are benign if left alone may transform to malignancy over the time, so they are pre-cancerous, must be removed and need colonoscopy surveillance more frequently than normal population, just don't worry see your doctor on regular basis and under go procedure if advised. ...Read more

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Had stage 1 sessile colon polyp excised. A month later the same area was biopsied, no cancer cells found, no mets in ct, CEA normal. Good idea to wait 6 months to recheck?

Had stage 1 sessile colon polyp excised. A month later the same area was biopsied, no cancer cells found, no mets in ct, CEA normal. Good idea to wait 6 months to recheck?

Discuss with GI Dr.: It depends on the size and pathology of the sessile polyp.

If this polyp was already a cancer, this may need to addressed based on how much thickness of the bowel wall it invaded.

Your GI surgeon is the best resource for this. Please note this may cause you problems down the line if you ignore his advice. ...Read more

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So if gallbladder polyp went down frim 6.5 mm to 4mm is that lean away from cancer?

So if gallbladder polyp went down frim 6.5 mm to 4mm is that lean away from cancer?

LOW RISK: The vast majority of gb polyps are indeed benign. Any polyp less than 10mm is considered inconsequential. Ultrasound annual monitoring of gb polyps is reasonable, at least to establish if they are stable and not enlarging. It would be reasonable to assume that a small and stable, or shrinking, polyp would be benign. ...Read more

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If polyp is found in colonscopy in early 30's does that mean I have to be worried about cancer syndromes?

If polyp is found in colonscopy in early 30's does that mean I have to be worried about cancer syndromes?

Not necessarily: You need to tell us why you had colonoscopy done at this young age? Polyps are benign and do not indicate that you will develop colon cancer unless you leave them untreated. So what you need to do is obtain repeat colonoscopy in 5 years once more time to be sure that you do not have anymore polyps int he future ...Read more

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My grandma has cancer she is 77 years young she has had polyps in the past and removed or so she thought wow?

My grandma has cancer she is 77 years young she has had polyps in the past and removed or so she thought wow?

Does g'ma: Have colon cancer? Polyps are signals of risk, and sometimes they have cancer in the stalk. One does not age out of risk. Surveillance frequency is altered by polyp # and location. If I understand your question, she still may do very well with treament. ...Read more

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Dr cattano you answered regarding my gallbladder polyps so now do I demand removal as I am petrified this is cancer?

Dr cattano you answered regarding my gallbladder polyps so now do I demand removal as I am petrified this is cancer?

Observe or surgery: Gall bladder polys have high incidence of developing malignancy if they are 2cm or more, very small polyps could be observed, you don't have to demand speak to your doctor which group you belong to, but most of the time lap cholycystecomy. Is prefored choice. ...Read more

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I will have a colonoscopy dr found 2 polyps in simgdoscopy do all polyps are cancer? Do they grow back after they are removed?

I will have a colonoscopy dr found 2 polyps in simgdoscopy do all polyps are cancer? Do they grow back after they are removed?

Relax: Great majority of polyps are not cancer. Usually takes several years to develop cancer. Polyps>1 cm in size are most noteworthy. Most important colonoscopy is your first- to find polyps that developed over the decades. Should get follow up exams. Frequency depends on polyp number, size, type, family history. Discuss w/ md. Colonoscopy made headway in fight against cancer. Talk about diet, activity. ...Read more

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If I had a high dysplasia polyp that was removed, what are my chances of getting another. How long does it take a polyp to turn into cancer?

If I had a high dysplasia polyp that was removed, what are my chances of getting another. How long does it take a polyp to turn into cancer?

Dysplastic, hi: Grade polyps increase chances. Not a sure thing, but the risk means more regular look endoscopically, possible testing for genetic risks of family members. Nothing is sure in medicine, the prep is the most unpleasant aspects of colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I am 18 with long line of cancer in my family, had a colonoscopy today and six polyps were found. The biggest was 15mm, is it most likely cancer?

I am 18 with long line of cancer in my family, had a colonoscopy today and six polyps were found. The biggest was 15mm, is it most likely cancer?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that it is cancer, but ask your primary are provider if genetic testing is appropriate. Familial polyposis is a condition where preventative colon resection is sometimes contemplated. Better to get all the info now, so you can make more informed decisions. Wait for the report, and don't worry - it won't change anything. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had a sigmdoscopy dr said he found 2 polyps and recommend colonoscopy for removal how long should I wait most for colonoscopy? Could become cancer?

I had a sigmdoscopy dr said he found 2 polyps and recommend colonoscopy for removal how long should I wait most for colonoscopy? Could become cancer?

Immediately: A sigmoidoscopy only checks the distal third (sigmoid) portion of the colon and colon cancer can occur anywhere in the colon. Since you had polyps, they may need to be biopsied if they were not. Since your dr. Told you to get a full colonoscopy, especially with your hx of polyps, and not to mention the need to check your whole colon, then get it done. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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