I have a colon polyp, what are my chances of getting cancer?

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.

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Do you recommend daily baby aspirin for colon and/or preventive for skin cancer issues if I'm 66, no heart issues, recent benign colon polyp? Thanks!

No need . This is unlikely to help, but probably won't hurt. Use your judgment, and dis is with your primary care provider that you have a relationship with. There could be other reasons to do this as well. Hope this helps! Read more...