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Old 08-11-2009, 07:40 AM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Sydney NSW Australia
Posts: 465
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Re: Male 42 w/5 Polyps Removed

It's certainly not unheard of having polyps at your age. People much younger than you have bowel cancer. You are so lucky they found those polyps when they did as they are the type that have the potential to turn malignant. There is a strong genetic link with polyps, you don't have to have the bowel cancer gene to get them. It's important that any close relative of yours has a colonoscopy at an early age. I had 1 tiny one removed at age 55, my GI said my children should start having colonoscopies at age 40. Please make sure you have timely colonoscopies in the future.