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I have a polyp in one nostril that the ent doctor said was

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I have a polyp in one nostril that the ent doctor said was benign but he wants to take it out. What are the chances of it being cancerous?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

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Chances of it being cancerous is HIGHLY UNLIKELY.

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Its very rare for these kind of polyps to be cancerous in the nose/nostril.

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Therefore I would not worry at all.

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Dr. Shahzad MD :

Chances of it being cancerous is HIGHLY UNLIKELY.

Its very rare for these kind of polyps to be cancerous in the nose/nostril.
Therefore I would not worry at all.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Chances of it being cancerous is HIGHLY UNLIKELY.
Its very rare for these kind of polyps to be cancerous in the nose/nostril.
Therefore I would not worry at all.

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If it were cancerous what are the risks a and why is the doctor taking it out?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

The doctor is taking it out because its blocking one of the nostrils and this can cause repeated infections in the nose and the sinuses associated with that.