Re: First post-just found out rectal polyp malignant
Welcome, Dee. I hope you find the board helpful. First, the good news is that the entire thing wasn't malignant. If the bad cells were in middle and toward the stalk, but not at the base of the stalk, it may be completely removable intact. If all his physical results were normal just recently that is also encouraging. His CEA will probably come back high, but then it should drop after surgery, and will be useful for monitoring in future. I know this is scary, but try to remember that most malignant polyps are removed without recurrence, especially when there is no invasion of the rectal wall. So everything is in your favor, and his.