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Male. Had my first colonoscopy. Found a polyp on the

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Male 69. Had my first colonoscopy. Found a polyp on the transverse colon. The color was pink with a little reddish on the top. I have no symptoms at all. He removed it and the nurse said it come back as cancerous. But she didn't say what stage or what. I am IN SHOCK AND SCARED STIFF. Can they get rid of it? Is it treatable. I've seen horrible looking polyps that were cancerous and they were hideous looking. This is just a mild bulge and that color. Can that mean that it can be caught in time? PLEASE, I AM SO SCARED RIGHT NOW. I JUST FOUND OUT.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

I understand your hear and apprehension.

The polyp is cancerous and there is only localized involvement.

This is considered stage 1 cancer or very early stage detection.

This can be completely cured by removing the affected segment of the colon.

Of course a surgeon will also check for any local lymph node involvement but still that is fully curable.

So although it is a bad news for you, it does portend excellent prognosis for you.

You should set up an appointment with your specialist for further discussion.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When you say "remove the affected segment", am I looking at a colostomy?? or just a simple resection??
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

This is called simple resection ---and then they will anastomose the remaining segments.

Colostomy not usually required unless you need large segment of colon removed.

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