Patient Comments: Colon Polyps - Treatments

What was the treatment for your colon polyps?

Comment from: Dave, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 08

I had a lot of bleeding last summer and started investigation leading to a colonoscopy and removal of a large benign cyst and 3 adenomas near the cecum. Luckily due to number of adenomas I was booked in for a repeat after 1 year. This has just been done and discovered 1 very small cancerous polyp. There was no certainty of clearance of the biopsy so I was given the choice of early monitor or bowel re-section. I have chosen the bowel re-section as the less risky long term approach as there are no guarantees that further cancerous polyps will not appear. This issue is totally out of the blue as I am otherwise very healthy, not overweight, don't drink heavily and have no family history. The early discovery of this cancer was purely by chance for which I am very grateful.

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Comment from: Isimo, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 16

I had colonoscopy a year ago, and three polyps were found and removed. A few days later, I was told they were benign. I was told my next colonoscopy won't be until after five years.

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Comment from: barbara, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: April 01

I am a 79 year old female. A recent colonoscopy found 2 polyps - adenoma. Both were removed at the time of the colonoscopy. Next colonoscopy will be in three years.

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Comment from: jeffyann, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 23

Type of Polyps detected in Colonoscopy: Adenoma - Blanket Polyps Treatment: Right hemicolectomy with removal of lymph nodes and ileocecal valve.

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Comment from: Grandma, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: May 24

What was the treatment for your Colon Polyps? I have had polyps in previous colonoscopies but last year there were 7 tubular adenoma. My sister died from colon cancer at 45. I am now 76 but I will get one every year now (if Medicare will pay for it) as that is not a pleasant way to die. I am in perfect health other than that. A lot of it is attitude and not worrying but being careful.

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Comment from: winkie, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: January 20

I am a 77 year old male that had a Colon Polyp removed. The lab report showed it was benign. I will have another colonoscopy in 3 years.

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