Thanks for sharing your question with us. I too had an "ugly" polyp on colonoscopy in mid-December. It "looked" very suspicious to both the GI doc, the colorectal surgeon, and my husband, who is a doc. I had a colon resection done about 5 days later, removing a 5.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 polyp. It turned out to be a moderately differentiated cancer which had already gotten to 2 of 20 nodes and my liver. The pathology came back on my colonoscopy biopsy a day later--- the result??? Benign adenomatous polyp! I'm not trying to be scary. The thing is when they take a sample, it's just a sample, the findings depend on what part they've sampled. As it turned out, on the surgical pathology, the VAST majority of my tumor was composed of benign cells, a very small percentage were malignant, and the GI doc at the colonoscopy just didn't happen to grap them. I guess it just doesn't take many to really mess you up. Don't take ANY chances with follow-up!!
58 yo Type1 DM 48 years
12/09 Stage IV 2/22 nodes + liver met, colon resec
3 tx FOLFIRI, liver resec 4/10
9/10 6 mos off chemo, Neg PET&CTC CEA nl
2/11 finished total 10 rounds chemo
9/13 ^17th clean PET/CT NED for now