Colonoscopy interval - Yearly or Every 3 Years?
I just received the pathology report for my colonoscopy that I had 2 weeks ago. I had one sessile serrated polyp removed and 4 diminutive tubular adenoma polyps biopsied. These 2 types of polyps, which, left alone, can turn into cancer! I had colonoscopy every 5 years because my mother had colon cancer when she was 77 and died 8 years later. I'm 77 years old. My colonoscopy 5 years ago was no polyps! Because of these pre-cancerous polyps now growing inside my colon, I'm scared and worried sick! Should I have colonoscopy more often, yearly or every 3 years? Anyone who has the same problem, please tell me your experience. My follow-up appointment with my doctor is July 3rd but I can't wait for the answer. I appreciate your response and it sure will bring some peace on my mind in the meantime! Thank you so very much!