I had a recent colonoscopy. Turned 50 this year. Anyway, the colonoscopy revealed 5 polyps, 2-3 cm in size. The Dr. removed all 5, they were examined, and determined they were precancerous. Also, it was stated, there may have been smaller polyps, that could not be seen, therefore they were not removed.
A followup colonoscopy is reccomended in 3 years. I just have concerns about waiting that long.
So I have had 3 colonoscopys. I asked the doctor about the usually recommended 4 years between exams. I said basically so that means that this is a slow growing disease? He said "usually". That was not the answer I was expecting. My father died of colon cancer and I want to avoid that. I later talked to a nurse who said that the insurance companies will pay for the procedure YEARLY if you ask for it. So I am going with every 2 years. I suggest versed not propofol as being totally awake for the gas afterwards was painful. I had a polyp the first one (maybe 6 years ago) none the last time, and then 2 years later, lately, had another one.