11 doctors weighed in:
Do all polyps need to be removed in colonoscopy to avoid colon cancer?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Not all polyps are pre-canerous, most are.
The determination of whether the polyp is precancerous or not usually requires examination by a pathologist and that necessitates removal. There is no good reason to not remove a polyp detected on colonscopy. All most all colon cancers start in polyps, therefore it is necessary to remove polyps to prevent colon cancer.

In brief: Yes
Not all polyps are pre-canerous, most are.
The determination of whether the polyp is precancerous or not usually requires examination by a pathologist and that necessitates removal. There is no good reason to not remove a polyp detected on colonscopy. All most all colon cancers start in polyps, therefore it is necessary to remove polyps to prevent colon cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Generally yes.
Most but not all polyps are precancerous and need to be removed.

In brief: Generally yes.
Most but not all polyps are precancerous and need to be removed.
Dr. Paul Slawek
Dr. Paul Slawek
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, if possible
When you have a colonoscopy and polyps are found- as much as possible, all those polyps- especially the ones that are quite large and look suspicious- would need to be removed ( if possible) to prevent the risk to develop into something more serious- like cancer.

In brief: Yes, if possible
When you have a colonoscopy and polyps are found- as much as possible, all those polyps- especially the ones that are quite large and look suspicious- would need to be removed ( if possible) to prevent the risk to develop into something more serious- like cancer.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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