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08/03/2010 02:14 PM

Got the results of my polyp biopsy.

mjcolenc
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I got the results of my polyp biopsy. The polyp was a Adenomatous polyp. That type has the potential to become cancerous, but the doctor caught this one in time. I have been put on a colonoscopy surveillance program and should have a colonoscopy every 5 years. Because patients who develop these type of polyps are at risk to develop more in the future.
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08/03/2010 02:33 PM
PCG
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Glad they caught it in time :O

So bad you gonna have to go through this kind of stuff from now on, but it is for a good cause Smile

Glad you're ok Smile


08/03/2010 03:27 PM
mammy
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So happy that they caught it in time Smile that's great news. Even though doc said five years, don't hesitate to have it done sooner if you develop symptoms again. I'm a survivor and almost waited too long so just be sure to be your own advocate as usual Smile

08/03/2010 03:36 PM
mjcolenc
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That's the thing, I didn't know I had symptoms, except for constipation.

08/03/2010 04:07 PM
raynedae
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Wow, I'm glad they caught it. Sorry to hear it has the potential to turn cancerous. Maybe you can call and ask what other symptoms you should watch for? I'm sure you've already been told to watch for black tarry stools.

Did you know white stools are the sign of a bowel obstruction? I've been told since I had my splenectomy to watch for those.


08/03/2010 06:37 PM
broken
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Im so happy they caught the danger in time..my mother died of colon cancer and I have taken care of many who have sufferd with it..It is a blessing

08/03/2010 10:18 PM
MissStacey
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That's great news! No cancer, being monitored every 5 years will be good, some people have multiple removed each time so it's good it was just the one. I had mine a few years ago for fear if Colon Cancer it was not but was set up for yearly ones. I'm 32 and haven't been back for one since. I keep an eye out for tarry bloody stools I bled and still bleed alot but it's bright red normally from my internal hemmroids. The dr agreed to 3 years but I think I even missed that. I'm sick of drs and tests, it took him a long time to get this second Endoscopy out of me. If I wasn't so sick I would have fought that too but I don't have it in me right now. Great news! I'm happy for you. Hugs Wink

08/03/2010 10:56 PM
clown
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GREAT NEWS.

Hugs,

DonnaTongue Wink Cool


08/04/2010 05:45 PM
Auntie3285
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mj, that is good news and it s great that they can remove them as they are doing the colonoscopy now rather than a separate procedure.

I, along with 2 of my brothers, get a colonoscopy procedure every 5 years because our remaining brother had severe colon cancer (and is now a 30 year survivor). He was given 6 months to live in 1976, has the total colostomy etc. but has never let that stop him from anything he wanted to do. He is my inspiration ~~~

Glad your news was good ~~~ Smile

Marilyn

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