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Are polyps early cancer?

Are polyps early cancer?

I recently had a colonoscopy and had several polyps removed, although my doctor said I was fine. Are all polyps early cancer? No, must polyps are not cancers. Polyps are small growths in the lining of the colon and most are benign. They usually are flesh colored and can range in size from a pea to a grape. If allowed…

Age for colon cancer screening

Age for colon cancer screening

At what age should I get screened for colon cancer? The American Cancer Society now recommends screening for colon and rectal cancers at the age of 45. If you have a relative with colon cancer or polyps then you may need earlier screening. Colonoscopy is painless and often saves lives by finding curable colon lesions before they turn into cancer.…

Is diverticulosis the same thing as diverticulitis?

Is diverticulosis the same thing as diverticulitis?

I just had a colonoscopy and my doctor said I had diverticulosis. Is that the same thing as diverticulitis? Diverticulosis refers to small pockets/pouches in the colon. They are very commonly found during colonoscopy. They do not cause symptoms, but if they become infected that condition is called diverticulitis. Common symptoms of diverticulitis include fever, pain in the left lower…