Posted by: Heidi | 2019/09/03


Colon polyp

I had a small colon polyp removed last week and am still waiting for the biopsy results. Should I be worried - what are the chances that it could be cancerous? I have never had one before and the surgeon specifically said that it was small

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Cancer expert
- 2019/09/05

Dear Heidi, one thing you should be pleased about is the fact that the "small" polyp has been removed and forwarded to the laboratory for diagnosis. This is the only sure way of determining whether there is the potential for a cancer diagnosis. Many colon polyps are not cancerous, however, one must never neglect having a pathologist check the specimen. I trust that by the time you are reading this response, you will already have received the pathologist report. (MCH).

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Posted by: Tony Miles | 2019/09/04

Small polyps are common and are rarely malignant. Wait for your histology which is usually available in 10 to 14 days.

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