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Is having a polyp a risk for colon cancer?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Kline
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Having a colon polyp increases your risk of developing colon cancer about 10% over the general population.
That is why it is important to maintain a follow-up routine with the doctor doing your colonoscopies.

In brief: Yes

Having a colon polyp increases your risk of developing colon cancer about 10% over the general population.
That is why it is important to maintain a follow-up routine with the doctor doing your colonoscopies.
Dr. Ronald Kline
Dr. Ronald Kline
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes for neoplastic

Yes for the neoplastic polyps- like adenomatous, sessile, hamartromatous polyps etc.
However, the answer is no for the non-neoplastic polyps such as hyperplastic polyps, inflammatory polyp, mucosal polyp, pseudopolyps- as the risk for cancer development is very low.

In brief: Yes for neoplastic

Yes for the neoplastic polyps- like adenomatous, sessile, hamartromatous polyps etc.
However, the answer is no for the non-neoplastic polyps such as hyperplastic polyps, inflammatory polyp, mucosal polyp, pseudopolyps- as the risk for cancer development is very low.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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