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My granddad had 9 polyps removed by surgery. Is that a lot?

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My granddad had 9 polyps removed by surgery. Is that a lot?

Postby deke » Fri May 17, 2013 11:21 am

His doctor is the best one to advise him on his polyps. Polyps in the colon are very slow-growing. If they have not penetrated the wall of the colon, your granddad should be okay. He'll need to have colonoscopies more frequently than most people (like every two years instead of every five) to make sure he doesn't develop more polyps. My dad had polyps, but he lived to be 91 and never developed cancer. Polyps tend to run in families, so your granddad's descendants may be at greater risk of developing them. So when your doctor recommends that you get a colonoscopy (usually at or after the age of 40), be sure to follow up on that.
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My granddad had 9 polyps removed by surgery. Is that a lot?

Postby garrick » Fri May 17, 2013 11:23 am

Yes, that is.
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My granddad had 9 polyps removed by surgery. Is that a lot?

Postby knocks » Fri May 17, 2013 11:30 am

UR okay
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My granddad had 9 polyps removed by surgery. Is that a lot?

Postby shandy » Fri May 17, 2013 11:35 am

he will do OK!!
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