Hi. There are two hereditary colon diseases that require yearly scopes due to the growth of polyps which will eventually turn cancerous if not removed. You need to make your GI doctor tell you exactly what all of this means (he works for you!) so that you have a clear understanding. Has anyone in your family developed colon cancer at an early age? One polyp never constitutes that a scope be done yearly unless they feel you have FAP, or AFAP. Even with 2-3 polyps they don't want you scoped again for 5 years.
If you can't get answers from your GI doctor get your records and find a new GI doc. Some people with these diseases will have other symptoms, many won't. Feel free to message me to discuss this further.
Dear Dr Yip,
Thank you for your answer. I actually did my colonoscopy at Gleneagles hospital. I do not know of any family members who had colon cancer at an early age. I will try to contact my doctor to further understand. I received the results by phone from one of the doctors assistants who couldn't even explain what it meant. I had to call back to get my report faxed to me and then the other assistant gave me some indications what it means. But I do not feel that it is enough as I would like to hear from my doctor what the diagnosis actually mean.
Thank you again for your answer!
from what i understand if you have a polyp that can be cancer than you need a scope every year for a while until you are like 3 years without a polyp. the adenomatous polyp is the kind that turns to cancer if left for a long time, so good you had that done and its been removed.
colon cancer is the easy to not get if you keep up with your test to make sure if you get another polyp you get it out as soon as you can.
i am going for my colonoscopy tomorrow thursday and very nerves about it myself. hope you have a great day
Your doctors have handled this very poorly, and I would make an appt. so you can sit down and learn exactly what your results mean. Don't be shy when it comes to asking them to explain further. You don't want to leave their office until you understand what all of this means, and you want to be face-to-face so they can't rush you off the phone. Take all the terminology in the report and go step by step and take notes so you don't forget anything. It's very frustrating when they do this and so unfair to us! I wish you all the best and take care.
Thank you for your suggestions. I finally talked to my doctor yesterday so am now clear about what the diagnosis means and how often I need to go for check ups. Have an appointment to see my doctor in 3 weeks time so he said that he will explain in detail then.
Feel better now when I know what it is.
Thank you once again!
I hope your colonoscopy goes well! Thank you for your insight.
my dad is 60 years old.
hospital had gave us this result:
DX: Colon polyp, polypectomy:
- Adenomatous (tubular) polyp with moderate dysplasia.
we are nervous. plz tell us what is the cure for this?