Re: UC w/low grade dysplasia
I can relate to stressing out. A recommendation of a complete colon removal is hard news to hear, especially when your not having bad symtoms.
I have been doing quite a bit of research since my colonoscopy results and found that there is some controversies with optimum management of low grade dysplasia in the colon. Some doctors recommending colectomy while others recommending continued intensive surveillance.
I believe it is important to get a second gastrointestinal pathologists to look at the biopsies. I have read that is is difficult to differentiate LGD from regenerative tissue. I just had my biopsies sent to a pathologist at Cleveland Clinic to confirm the existance of LGD.
Has your doctor given you different options for surgery and talked about where you would have it done? I also went to Cleveland Clinic to talk to a colorectal surgeon about having j-pouch surgery.
You can look at this as a good thing because it sounds like you were lucky they found the LGD polyps. LGD is the earliest form of pre-cancerous cells, so finding it now is much better than later when it could be more advanced to malignancy.
Last edited by Administrator; 04-05-2013 at 09:02 AM.