I had a colonoscopy and they found a small polyp. They did not seem concerned with this, they removed it during the procedure and they send it to be tested. Does anyone have any info. for me on this? I was so scared
when she told me.. Thanks!!
There are several types of polyps, hyperplastic which are very rarely cancerous, tubular adenoma or adenomatous polyp which can become cancerou; villous adenoma or tubulovillous adenoma which have a high likelihood of developing into cancer if not removed; sessile polyps, and serrated edge polyps. When the polyp is removed it is sent for microscopic examination. Sometimes a polyp may look normal on the outside but have a small foci of precancerous or cancerous cells in the middle. If your MD thought the polyp was obviously problemmatic, he/she would have mentioned a likelihood of cancer. Since nothing was said, your polyp was probably normal but needed to be examined to make sure.
A doc can usually tell if a polyp is cancerous by looking at its size and shape. It takes a lab test to tell for sure, of course, but bigger and more spread-out ones are more likely to be cancerous. If your doc didn't say anything, it probably looked like the harmless type and if that's the case, no need to worry because it's gone.
Try not to worry about it. When I had mine done they found 9..yes...9. Dr. told me and hubby he had very little reason to think they were cancerous but they always send them out to be sure...mine came back fine.
Best of wishes....JJ....
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