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Does everyone who gets colon or rectal cancer get polyps first?

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Most do.

Most colorectal cancers arise in adenomatous polyps, which are the type of polyps that are examined for and removed in colonoscopy.
Data now shows that removal of colorectal polyps decreases coloretcal cancers as well as the risk of dying from a colorectal cancer. Less frequently, colorectal cancers can be founs that do not arise from polyps. This most often happens in inflammatory bowel disease.

In brief: Most do.

Most colorectal cancers arise in adenomatous polyps, which are the type of polyps that are examined for and removed in colonoscopy.
Data now shows that removal of colorectal polyps decreases coloretcal cancers as well as the risk of dying from a colorectal cancer. Less frequently, colorectal cancers can be founs that do not arise from polyps. This most often happens in inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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In brief: Yes

The typical colon and rectal cancers, or adenocarcinomas, start as polyps.
That's precisely why getting a screening colonoscopy by age 50 is so important.

In brief: Yes

The typical colon and rectal cancers, or adenocarcinomas, start as polyps.
That's precisely why getting a screening colonoscopy by age 50 is so important.
Dr. Wesley Marquart
Dr. Wesley Marquart
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