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When polyps are removed from the colon, are they checked for cancer right away?

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Dr. Ronald Kline
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Any tissue removed is submitted for microscopic analysis.
If the doctor suspects cancer then he/she may ask for a "frozen section" which allows the tissue to be examined immediately by the pathologist.

In brief: Yes

Any tissue removed is submitted for microscopic analysis.
If the doctor suspects cancer then he/she may ask for a "frozen section" which allows the tissue to be examined immediately by the pathologist.
Dr. Ronald Kline
Dr. Ronald Kline
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Polyps removed

During a colonoscopy are sent to pathology for processing and ultimate microscopic analysis.
This can take from 1-3 days depending on your lab. The pathology results are then conveyed to the patient and used to determine the proper advice on when to repeat the colonoscopy to look for new polyp growth.

In brief: Polyps removed

During a colonoscopy are sent to pathology for processing and ultimate microscopic analysis.
This can take from 1-3 days depending on your lab. The pathology results are then conveyed to the patient and used to determine the proper advice on when to repeat the colonoscopy to look for new polyp growth.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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