Re: new here - mother just diagnosed
Sorry you have this difficult time going on for you but hopefully people on this board can support and advise you. I am under the impression that gastroenterologists are pretty good at recognizing a malignant polyp but I guess there are times when it needs to be biopsied to be sure. Hopefully, your mother's will not turn out to be malignant but, if it is, then it may be at an early stage and easily curable. When they do further tests, you will know more about the plan for treatment. Do keep us posted and feel free to ask any more questions you may have.
All the best,
Husband dx July 2003, advanced rectal cancer stage 111C; myself dx July 2006 indolent lymphoma; husband dx February 2010, stage 2 prostate cancer.