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Polyps removed at first Colonoscopy

So today I had the pleasure of going through a Colonoscopy procedure.. I'm only 42 but my grandmother, who I never had the pleasure of meeting, died of colon cancer at an early age.. During the procedure the Dr removed 4 polyps but he said they were small and said not to worry, they didn't seem cancerous..  How accurate are these Dr's typically??
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They pretty much know by looking at them, but to be sure they send them off to make sure they are not cancer. My husband had 5 polyps removed the doc said 4 looked fine but the one had to be examined and it came back cancer. But short story he is fine now, they caught it very early. But they do send them to be looked at to be sure.
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Well......usually the physicians are accurate.  He/she (the physician) will also send the removed polyps off to pathology to be examined as well to ensure none are malignant.  
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