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Colon Cancer Screening

Adenomatous polyps are usually benign, but have some potential to become cancerous if they are not removed. A person who has been diagnosed with adenomatous polyps needs regular follow-up. The exact schedule for follow-up depends on the size, number and microscopic appearance of the polyps that are removed.

Most people with adenomatous polyps should have a repeat ("surveillance") colonoscopy in three to five years. However, very large polyps or polyps with precancerous features may warrant a repeat colonoscopy in as little as two to six months. Your doctor can advise you on an appropriate follow-up schedule.


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