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Family history colon cancer, last colo, 3 yrs ago, nothing, today, large polyp, lab test, maybe echo, french doctor, anything else, probabilities?

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In brief: Size and type

The risk of there being cancer in a polyp is correlated with the size and type of polyp.
Polyps resected by colonoscopies have a risk of leaving tissue behind that remains suspect. A lot depends on what the pathologist sees.

In brief: Size and type

The risk of there being cancer in a polyp is correlated with the size and type of polyp.
Polyps resected by colonoscopies have a risk of leaving tissue behind that remains suspect. A lot depends on what the pathologist sees.
Dr. Debashish Bose
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Dr. Michael Kelber
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In brief: Polyp on colonoscopy

The answer to your question depends on the pathology report on the polyp.
Ask your doctor to discuss the pathology with you. Polyps can be everything from benign to precancerous to actual cancer. Then ask him his recommendations for followup. It could be anything from active surveilance (repeat colonoscopy 3-5 years) to surgery.

In brief: Polyp on colonoscopy

The answer to your question depends on the pathology report on the polyp.
Ask your doctor to discuss the pathology with you. Polyps can be everything from benign to precancerous to actual cancer. Then ask him his recommendations for followup. It could be anything from active surveilance (repeat colonoscopy 3-5 years) to surgery.
Dr. Michael Kelber
Dr. Michael Kelber
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