precancerous polyps

precancerous polyps

 Oncology A polyp that arises int the mucosa, which has an ↑ risk of cancer
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This underlines the importance of colonoscopy as a screening test to remove precancerous polyps and to detect early stage cancers.
A contributing factor to the decrease in colorectal cancer was most likely cancer screening tests, which can detect and lead to the removal of precancerous polyps.
Despite compelling evidence that screening can detect colorectal cancer and precancerous polyps, nearly one-third of the recommended adult population has never been screened.
However, if blood is detected, a colonoscopy is needed to detect and remove any precancerous polyps (growths) or tumors.
The take-home message: Screening can detect and remove precancerous polyps before colorectal cancer develops.
Screening can find precancerous polyps abnormal growths in the colon or rectum so they can be removed before turning into cancer.
Caption: Diet-dependent effect Resveratrol in doses similar to those found in foods reduced the number of precancerous polyps in mice on a high-fat diet.
When this is done for screening and precancerous polyps are removed, it can prevent cancer, not just detect it.
Results --which are simply positive or negative for precancerous polyps or cancer--are reported by the prescribing physician.
a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and co-inventor of the Cologuard test, said Cologuard detection rates of early stage cancer and high-risk precancerous polyps validated in this large study were outstanding and have not been achieved by other noninvasive approaches.
That decline is attributed to the detection and removal of precancerous polyps during a colonoscopy.