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What is the likelihood of cancer in a 14 mm colon cecum

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What is the likelihood of cancer in a 14 mm colon cecum polyp and a 17mm multilobulated colon sigmoid polyp? They were both too large to be removed during colonoscopathy.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 1 year ago.


This is Dr. Bonilla.

I understand your concerns. The most worrisome characteristics of a polyp are defined by shape, size and histology. For shape a multilobulated is not high risk. However a size of over 10 mm needs further assessment. A biopsy from the polyps is necessary to determine the risk of cancer. A CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis can be done in the meantime. Let me know if you have any other questions.