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suerc (@suerc)

Screening colonoscopy

Colorectal Cancer | Last Active: 4 days ago | Replies (13)

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@colleenyoung

Hi @suerc, Polyps in the colon are very common and most polyps are not cancerous. 3 years ago I also had a polyp removed and sent to pathology. It turned out to be an adenoma – a PREcancerous polyp. When a precancerous polyp is found, it is likely that more frequent colonoscopies will be recommended. It typically takes years for a precancerous polyp to develop into cancer. So with proper screening, colon cancer can be stopped in its tracks.

You may find some of the videos on this page useful https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/gastroenterology-and-gi-surgery/tab/colorectal-cancer/
Mayo Clinic experts talk about colon cancer screening, lowering risk and more.

Keep asking questions.

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Thanks so much. So then how often do they do colonoscopies on you ? Every 5 yrs or 3 yrs ?