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3 Years Ago My Mum Was Diagnosed With Colon Polyps, Now She Has Colon Cancer.why Were The Polyps Not Removed?

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3 Years Ago My Mum Was Diagnosed With Colon Polyps, Now She Has Colon Cancer.why Were The Polyps Not Removed?

Postby Bernardyn » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:20 pm

Mum had a colonoscopy 3 Years ago and was diagnosed with polyps. They took a biopsy but left several polyps and told her to have a screening every 3 years. 3 years on having another colonoscopy one polyp has developed into cancer. I have now research and found that most cancers develop from polyps and if detected most polyps are removed before developing cancer. So why was my mum left with multiple polyps 3 years ago.? She is going to hospital next week for scan to see if spread. Could this have been prevented?
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3 Years Ago My Mum Was Diagnosed With Colon Polyps, Now She Has Colon Cancer.why Were The Polyps Not Removed?

Postby Kirklin » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:26 pm

that is odd that they didn't remove all the polyps she may be able to sue
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3 Years Ago My Mum Was Diagnosed With Colon Polyps, Now She Has Colon Cancer.why Were The Polyps Not Removed?

Postby Ame » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:30 pm

My understanding is that all polyps are supposed to be removed and checked to see if they are cancerous.
I don't understand why they would remove some but not all.
Even if a polyp isn't cancerous, they are supposed to check to see what type of polyp it is, because some can become cancerous, and some can't turn into cancer.
I think if you have the type that has the potential to turn into cancer, then you have to get retested more often.
I don't know if it's every 3 years, I would think every year but I'm not sure.
This sounds like malpractice, but I'm not an expert and you need to speak to someone who knows more about this.
I hope things turn out to be ok.
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3 Years Ago My Mum Was Diagnosed With Colon Polyps, Now She Has Colon Cancer.why Were The Polyps Not Removed?

Postby Ermanno » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:35 pm

It is common practice to remove ALL polyps during scopes.
Why hers weren't is a question I'd ask the doctor that did it and I'd also consult an attorney about possible malpractice.
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