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What could be the probable diagnosis of a growth at sigmoid colon and rectm junction?

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Dr. Douglas Purdy
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
10 doctors agree

In brief: Growth=Polyp=Tumor

A growth in the colon, also called a polyp, is a tumor or growth of abnormal tissue.
They can be benign (non-cancerous) or cancer. Benign polyps such as adenomas have potential to turn to cancer if they grow a long time. Other polyps, such as hyperplastic, usually don't turn to cancer. Some polyps may already have cancer in them. Colonoscopy with biopsy is usually needed to make a diagnosis.

In brief: Growth=Polyp=Tumor

A growth in the colon, also called a polyp, is a tumor or growth of abnormal tissue.
They can be benign (non-cancerous) or cancer. Benign polyps such as adenomas have potential to turn to cancer if they grow a long time. Other polyps, such as hyperplastic, usually don't turn to cancer. Some polyps may already have cancer in them. Colonoscopy with biopsy is usually needed to make a diagnosis.
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

If small and associated with polyp most probably an adenoma.
But this needs clipping out as it can eventually turn malignant. If larger and visually suspicious then most likely adenocarcinoma (cancer). Either way any growth in this area needs removal then recommendation can be made based on the pathology results.

In brief: Depends

If small and associated with polyp most probably an adenoma.
But this needs clipping out as it can eventually turn malignant. If larger and visually suspicious then most likely adenocarcinoma (cancer). Either way any growth in this area needs removal then recommendation can be made based on the pathology results.
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Could be cancer

There are number of possibilities including crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
A large precancerous polyp is conceivable, low grade malignancies (cancers) such as carcinoid tumors and lymphoma occur in that location, but the most likely finding is adenocarcinoma. The prognosis will be based on surgical findings and pathology, as well as additional studies, like a ct or pet scan.

In brief: Could be cancer

There are number of possibilities including crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
A large precancerous polyp is conceivable, low grade malignancies (cancers) such as carcinoid tumors and lymphoma occur in that location, but the most likely finding is adenocarcinoma. The prognosis will be based on surgical findings and pathology, as well as additional studies, like a ct or pet scan.
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