This is Dr. David
benign adenoma polyps when removed have a 100% cure rate.
these are not cancerous so once they are removed, you are fine.
sounds like you had a colonoscopy recently and had this colon adenoma polyp removed during colonoscopy?
no cancer cells were found in the polyp, right?
Yes this was a malignant adenoma, invasive cancer cells found and polyp removed
if the margins were negative, then you don't need additional treatments
if the margins of the polyp were close or positive for cancer cells, then you need more cut out, so you could either have a transmucosal resection, or your surgeons will have to cut out that part of the colon.
but in either case your survival rates are very high 90-95%
do you have other questions?
I had a colonoscopy five years after the removal of the cancerous polyp which showed clear, what would my survival rate be now?
your survival rate would be 99% because it has been 5 years already and everything has been clear.
does this make sense?
do you have any other questions?
it sounds like you are worried about that polyp.
you don't need to worry about that polyp
it was removed and hasn't come back in 5 years
Is it advisable to have a further colonoscopy as I have recently had a blood loss?
I would start with a stool occult blood test
to check for microscopic blood in your stool.
if there is blood in your stool, then you need a colonoscopy.
drops in hemoglobin levels do not always mean blood loss.
you could be low in iron or low in B12 or folate in your system.
these need to be checked as well.
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Occult tests done, last one two years ago, and results were all clear. Should I still continue with colonoscopy, one blood loss from rectum six weeks ago?
that one blood loss could have been from hemorrhoids bleeding
large hard stools or constipation or straining can cause hemorrhoid veins to flair up and cause bleeding.
you should get another stool occult blood test done now.
when was your last colonoscopy?
Three years ago
if the colonoscopy 3 years ago was clear, you don't have to jump into doing another colonoscopy right away.
I would get your stools tested for blood now. that should be done yearly.
I bet that test will be negative.
did you have hard stools or straining when you had that rectal blood 6 weeks ago?
do you have any other questions for me?
did you see my question above?