Docs, could a large colon polyp mean colon cancer?

Not really. Not really the size of the polyp does not determined if it is cancer or not of course large polyp can do more damage and depend on location can cause obstruction and bleeding the histology of the polyp determined if it is malignant or pre malignant.

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Can a colon polyp cause the same symptoms as colon cancer?

Yes and no. They can both cause blood per rectum. They can both be asymptomatic. Advanced colon cancer behaves differently than a polyp, however. If you are having these questions, speak with a doctor. Read more...

Will colonic polyps turn into colon cancer?

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...
Some may. Colon cancer arises from transformation of certain types of colon polyps (adenomas). This is why regular screening for "fecal occult blood" & colonoscopies are important. Polyps can be removed before they become cancer. Read more...

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...

Does having a number of benign polyps in the colon mean a larger chance of colon cancer?

Yes. Virtually all colon cancers arise from polyps and having polyps increases the risk of developing colon cancer. Read more...
Yes. Colon polyps predisposes to development of cancer, needs regular endoscopic removal and examination for cancer cells.Some of these polyp conditions runs in the family ( familial adenomatous polyposis ), then all the family members need to be examined march is colorectal cancer prevention month see your doctor. Read more...

2 yrs. After a colonoscopy I had another and they found a large polyp in the colon is that unusual? I have colon cancer in my family is that a concern

Yes. Developing a new polyp may not be unusual , if you have a family history ( blood relatives ) of several members has colon cancer , is a concern , need genetic counseling and genetic study .Discuss with your doctor , will get best advice. Read more...
Not unusual. . Colon polyps recur or you grow new ones. This is why it is important to have regular colonoscopies, especially with your personal and family history. Read more...

Am I more likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer if the large polyp that was removed was labeled as "friable"?

No. I would ignore any description attached to the speciman at the time of biopsy. I know it can be torcher waiting for the results, but be patient. Read more...
No but maybe. Dysplasia in the polyp determines the nature and potential for malignancy not friability but large polyps with friable nature might indicate rapid growth. Read more...
No. Friable means it breaks apart easily during evaluation. It is a simple description of the specimen that has no particular importance. The final interpretation would say if the polyp was worrisome or not. Read more...

Family history colon cancer, last colo, 3 yrs ago, nothing, today, large polyp, lab test, maybe echo, french doctor, anything else, probabilities?

Polyp on colonoscopy. The answer to your question depends on the pathology report on the polyp. Ask your doctor to discuss the pathology with you. Polyps can be everything from benign to precancerous to actual cancer. Then ask him his recommendations for followup. It could be anything from active surveilance (repeat colonoscopy 3-5 years) to surgery. Read more...
Size and type. The risk of there being cancer in a polyp is correlated with the size and type of polyp. Polyps resected by colonoscopies have a risk of leaving tissue behind that remains suspect. A lot depends on what the pathologist sees. Read more...

Can removal of your gallbladder increase your risk for colon polyps or colon cancer because of bile salt being directly dumped into your large bowels.

No. Past medical studies did not link gallbladder surgery to colon cancer. Most all of the bile is reabsorbed by the small intestine & returned to the liver, with or without the gallbladder. Excess bile getting to the colon will cause diarrhea. Read more...
Not so. Liver makes bile. Gallbladder stores it. With stimulation (fats, meals), discharged bile into upper small bowel (duodenum). Gets reabsorbed in lower small bowel (ileum) whether or not gb present. Bile works as digestive detergent. Risk factors for gb disease and colon polyps (pre cancerous changes) include overweight and obesity. Read more...