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What does it mean for a polyp to be "pre-cancerous"?

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Dr. Mark Pack
Surgery
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In brief: Risk of cancer

"pre-cancerous" polyps have a risk of becoming cancer if allowed to grow and get larger. These need to be removed by colonoscopy usually.

In brief: Risk of cancer

"pre-cancerous" polyps have a risk of becoming cancer if allowed to grow and get larger. These need to be removed by colonoscopy usually.
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Confusing

Most colon cancers are adenocarcinomas.
Thus if your polyp has adenomatous compeonents found microscopically by the pathologist, then it would be considered a precancerous polyp or if iot showed microscopic evidence of dysplasia it too would be considered precancerous.

In brief: Confusing

Most colon cancers are adenocarcinomas.
Thus if your polyp has adenomatous compeonents found microscopically by the pathologist, then it would be considered a precancerous polyp or if iot showed microscopic evidence of dysplasia it too would be considered precancerous.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Olaf Johansen
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Don't worry

Most cancers started as a polyp , but certainly not all polyps turn into cancer, only have a chance to.
For small adenomotous polyps this is rare, for large dysplastic polyps these have a higher potential for doing so. Regardless your has been removed, you will be fine.

In brief: Don't worry

Most cancers started as a polyp , but certainly not all polyps turn into cancer, only have a chance to.
For small adenomotous polyps this is rare, for large dysplastic polyps these have a higher potential for doing so. Regardless your has been removed, you will be fine.
Dr. Olaf Johansen
Dr. Olaf Johansen
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