NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Adenoma Ascending Colon
I am a 52 yo female who has had 2 polyps removed 5 yrs apart. This time I have the pathology report and the sections (3mm) show colonic mucosa with tubular glands lined by columnar cells with elongated and hyperchromatic nuclei. My doctor has recommended a repeat colonoscopy in 5 yrs. My mother died from pancreatic cancer. She also had kidney cancer. Should I be checked sooner? Am I at risk for cancer of the colon?
While polyps may not necessarily indicate an increased risk of colon cancer, you need to follow up closely with your doctor.
Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD
Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology
Associate Professor of Pharmacology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University