Originally Posted by Ench
If anyone can give me a measure of hope believe me it is welcomed.
I had a colonscopy 2 1/2 years ago.
Doctor found precancerous polyps...
Told me to get checked in 2 years. well I am at 2 1/2 years now.
Worried it may have gotten worse and have scheduled anothe colonscopy for this Monday morning. How often does a precancerous polyp turn to cancer? He told me he removed it. but I am very worried now that I recently learned they can come back as cancer. Any help is appreciated.
I think they always remove them when they find them, and that once a polyp is removed, it doesn't tend to recur.
However, you might develop other polyps in the future, if you're prone to them.
Which means you need to have regular colonoscopies for the rest of your life, on whatever schedule your doctor advises, and that whenever he finds polyps he'll remove them, and in this way they'll never have a chance to develop into cancer.
I think most
middle-aged and older people have to deal with this, actually... even the former president! I remember reading in the news a few years ago about how *more* polyps had been discovered in George W Bush's colon at his latest colonoscopy (he'd had them before, apparently) but had been removed, so there was nothing to worry about.
So I guess it's a pretty common thing to have to deal with.
Best of luck.