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Piecemeal removal of polyp
@pattyclaire, I understand your concern and nervousness about potential cancer. Here is some reading that you might find helpful.
- What are colorectal polyps? https://fightcolorectalcancer.org/about-colorectal-cancer/prevention/colon-polyps/
This plain language article talks about everything polyps.
Larger polyps (> 2cm) are usually removed using endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). Here's more information about this:
- Can large colon polyps be removed without surgery? https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/forefront/gastrointestinal-articles/removing-large-colon-polyps-without-surgery
In both these articles, follow-up in situations like yours are recommended generally in 6 months - as you will be having. Polyps grow slowly. Will you return to the same surgeon for the next colonoscopy? Can you ask about EMR?
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Thank you so much for that Colleen! It validates what I suspected that I should’ve had it removed by EMR. I am going to send him a msg and tell him that if he finds another larger polyp I prefer I have an EMR and ask if he is comfortable with that. I’ll know by his response whether I should follow up with him or get a different GI. The article also said that the specialist also removed several smaller polyps that weren’t seen during the colonoscopy for one gentleman. Makes me wonder if I have more. Thank you for the article and the support!
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