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What Is The Difference Between A Colon Polyp And Lesion
Sort of the same: An adenomatous polyp is not cancer so by definition is "benign" although it harbors the potential of becoming malignant with time. Not all benign polyps are adenomatous. Some are just plain polyps with little or no malignant potential. So, adenomatous polyps are benign but not all benign polyps are adenomatous. ...Read more
Colon polyps is a more general term referring to location (the colon). You can have polyps anywhere in the GI tract. An adenoma refers to a specific type of cell type. Specifically, glandular tissue.
Importantly, adenomatous polyps have the possibility of progressing to a cancer, and can be thought of as precancerous
removing the entire polyp can go a long way to decreasing progression to cancer. ...Read more
Had a large colon polyp removed and oral surgeon found radiopaque lesions in parotid glands. Related?
Some grow quickly.: I personally have a family history of colon cancer and had a normal colonoscopy only 2 years before I had a bleeding episode discovered to be from a cancer from a polyp in my cecum. 2 years is a short time to go from no sign of anything to developing a polyp, to having it become a cancer. ...Read more
Colon Polyp: A polyp in the colon is not a disease. A polyp is a growth on the surface of the lining of the colon. Some can lead to cancer and some are benign. They usually do not cause symptoms unless they get big. They are removed at colonoscopy to make sure they are not pre-cancerous. You are more likely to get them if you eat fatty foods, smoke, drink alcohol, don't exercise, or obese. ...Read more
NO: If you remove it and follow your doctor's advice ...Read more
Your doctor will exp: I am sure your doctor would be happy to explain. Surgical removal means an operation to remove the polyp. There are two types of operation: open surgery or laparoscopic surgery (this one is a mini operation with smaller cuts as compared to open surgery which is a bigger cut). But talk it over with your surgeon. ...Read more
Pre-cancerous: As opposed to a hyperplastic polyp, an adenomatous polyp is the type of growth in your colon that can become cancerous over time. Variants such as villous or tubulo-villous adenomas may also describe this type of polyp. If you have these removed at colonoscopy, you will require surveillance on a regular basis. ...Read more
Very common: For people 50 years and older is very common. ...Read more
Is a tubulularvillenous colon polyp that is 40mm considered big? What are the chances it could become malignant if not removed?
It can happen: At the time of detection, most polyps are not cancerous. Hoever, over time polyps can develop pre-cancer changes in the cells which then become early cancer changes and finally fully developed cancer. It is best to strictly follow your gastroenterologists screenig schedules if you already have had polyps and get regular screeinig colonoscopies done. ...Read more
Mother had precancerous colon polyp at 40, father had noncancerous polyp at 40... when should I have first colonoscopy?
It depends on....: You may be at a higher risk for polyps than the average person where colonoscopy is advised at 50 years of age. For high risk it is advised at 40 years. But if you have any symptoms of blood loss or abdominal symptoms anytime, you should get your colon checked before you turn 40. If you want to be free of any anxiety, then do it sooner (now or during this year provided you can handle the expenses. ...Read more
Depends: Fundamental rule once detected must be removed as soon as possible, if general condition permits, . Some polyps like villous adenomas already will have atypical changes or early cancer, if larger than 2 cm will have 40% chance, other types may take months to couple of years for malignant transformation, no one will wait and see. Early colon cancer is curable, removal of polyp will prevent ca. ...Read more
Increased risk?: It is now accepted that adenomatous colon polyps under the right conditions will progress to cancer if present for 5-10 years. However not all polyps will turn into cancer as some will slough off if you have had hyperplastic polyps you risks are not increased. If you had adenomatous polyps then you are at increased risks and should be followed by doctor. ...Read more
Where is the distal transverse colon? I had a colon polyp removed and that is what the report says as the location that the polyp was found.
Left upper abdomen.: The left transverse colon would usually lie in the left mid to upper abdomen. ...Read more
Is a colon polyp more likely to grow fast if it's cancerous? I had a colonoscopy last year with no polyps, had a very large polyp removed today
A ascending colon polyp worse then anywhere else in the colon. How can I prevent more. High grade removed in may, surgically. When do I need next scope?
Not sure of your: Question but a precancerous polyp regardless of the location in the colon is concern for futue polyp/cancer development especially if high grade dysplasia was present. Follow your surgeon's or GI doctors advice on follow up colonoscopy, but I usually recommend a colonoscopy 1 year after surgery. ...Read more
Lynch syndrome is an inherited disease that will cause polyps that will led to camper
Tubular adenoidal is a condition cam happen with or without lynch syndrome ...Read more
I have a colon polyp that needs to be removed surgically but the doctor's first appointment is not till may. Is this too long to wait?
Is 5year old child with colon polyp vulnerable to cancer especially if he don't have any family history?
Hard to tell: Intestinal polyps are very variable and some increase your risk of cancer while some are benign. It is best to maintain follow up with your gastroenetrologist for a clarification of the nature of your sons's polyps, the doctors recommendation on the need for removal and your son's risk of intestinal cancer. It is reassuring that you do not know of a family history of GI polyps or cancer. ...Read more
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