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Actually a colonoscopy a year later is the right time.
Polyps do not progress as quickly to cancer as you think.
The thing that points to the polyp being harmless is the very fact that the repeat colonoscopy did not find any polyp at all.
Meaning that either the polyp healed or was too small to be seen visually.
This means that this is an extremely slow growing polyp and not something to worry about at all.
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Yes, How large is the chance of this polyp becoming cancerous? Both my parents died of cancer.
I am sorry to learn about your parents.
The risk is less than 10%
depends on the size of the polyp
In your case the risks must be less than 1%
But regular screening colonoscopy will make sure you do not have cancer
1 year time interval after your repeat colonoscopy is an appropriate time period as far as I am concerned.
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