Should I be worried about precancerous polyps?

These types of polyps are not cancer, but they are pre-cancerous (meaning that they can turn into cancers). Someone who has had one of these types of polyps has an increased risk of later developing cancer of the colon.

What is the treatment for precancerous polyps?

Treatment for colorectal polyps involves removing them. This is usually done when they are found during a colonoscopy in order to eliminate the chance of them becoming cancerous. Surgical removal of colon polyps is called a polypectomy, which is performed through a colonoscope.

Is it normal to have precancerous polyps?

Doctors don’t know why colon polyps form, and not every type of polyp is considered precancerous. However, two-thirds of polyps found through colonoscopy are likely precancerous, Dr. Sand said.

How often should you have a colonoscopy if precancerous polyps are found?

People who have precancerous polyps completely removed should have a colonoscopy every 3-5 years, depending on the size and number of polyps found.

How serious are precancerous cells?

How serious are precancerous cells? Precancerous cells may or may not turn into cancer over time. Because those cells are abnormal, it’s important to have them monitored or sometimes removed to help reduce your risk of cancer down the road.

What foods cause polyps in the colon?

fatty foods, such as fried foods. red meat, such as beef and pork. processed meat, such as bacon, sausage, hot dogs, and lunch meats.