POLL: How many polyps did you have at your first post-diagnosis colonoscopy?

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POLL: How many polyps did you have at your first post-diagnosis colonoscopy?

Postby lpas » Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:42 am

Had my one-year colonoscopy yesterday (both Friday the 13th & my cancer-versary!) and they found two polyps. Was just curious about others' experiences? I thought for sure it would be clean after only a year with loads of new supplements, dietary improvements, etc. The GI assured me that they looked totally benign, but still a little disappointed and concerned that I seem to grow trouble so fast.

How many polyps did you have (if any)?
Last edited by lpas on Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:44 pm, edited 2 times in total.
11/14 Dx sigmoid CC @ 45yo
12/14 Colectomy + hysterectomy
Stage IIIB, T3N1bM0, 2/20 nodes, MSS, G2, KRAS(A146T), TP53, SMAD4, ERBB2, CEA 1.0
2/15-7/15 XELOX & celecoxib
2/19 clean scope
11/19 clean CT
Ongoing cimetidine & other targeted supplements
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Re: POLL: How many polyps did you have at your first post-diagnosis colonoscopy?

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:20 am

I hope your polyps are benign.*hugs* I had a post surgery sigmoidoscopy that found one benign polyp at the anastomosis site. My colonoscopy was clear. I was surprise that there was a polyp at the anastomosis site during the sigmoidoscopy earlier this year.
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

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Re: POLL: How many polyps did you have at your first post-diagnosis colonoscopy?

Postby PainInTheAss » Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:45 pm

I had none and no polyps in my diagnosis colonoscopy either. My tumor was almost right next to my sphincter and flat following the curve of the rectal wall rather than round, so I'm not even sure it started as a polyp.
47yo single mom of 4 (24, 21, 18, 16) at Dx
6/13 - RC T4b IIIc 5LNs on PET CEA 5.4
8/13 - Finish chemorad
10/13 - APR/hyst+ovaries/perm colostomy 2/12 nodes+
6/14 - Finish Xelox 6 rds
1/15 - CT clear CEA 0.2
10/15 - CT/MRI clear CEA 0.7
4/16 - CT clear
10/16 - CT/MRI clear CEA 0.6
5/17 - PET clear? Follow up MRI to verify inflammation

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Re: POLL: How many polyps did you have at your first post-diagnosis colonoscopy?

Postby Ron50 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:09 pm

Hi,
I have had ten colonoscopies in the nearly seventeen years since my stage 3 c colon cancer was removed. On average they have found polyps every second scope , usually one but never more than two. I had one scope at ten years that produced two 2mm polyps showing moderate displaysia. Both were removed during the scope and no further action was required. Ron. I never miss having a scheduled scope.
dx 1/98
st 3 c 6 nodes
48 sessions 5Fu/levamisole
no recurrence cea <.5
numerous l/t side effects of chemo

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Re: POLL: How many polyps did you have at your first post-diagnosis colonoscopy?

Postby chp » Sat Nov 14, 2015 6:08 pm

I had 6! One of which was sessile serrated. My cancer came from a sessile serrated, signet ring cell type, which was hidden behind a fold in my cecum. I'm pretty sure these weren't just missed on the first colonoscopy. My gasto Dr. Was very thorough. I didn't know they could come back so quickly! My Dr. scheduled my next for 3 yrs. it's been 2 of those years and I have really been wondering what's growing in there now :shock:
Cathy
57 yr old female
Dx CC Sept 2012
Resection surgery Sept. 19, 2012
T3 N0 MX. Signet ring cell
Started Xeolda Nov 14
Tiny spots on lungs on 1yr scan. Watching

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Re: POLL: How many polyps did you have at your first post-diagnosis colonoscopy?

Postby Ontario Guy » Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:23 pm

One. My surgeon was very careful to make sure I understood that this was nothing to worry about.

Best,

OG

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Re: POLL: How many polyps did you have at your first post-diagnosis colonoscopy?

Postby orcasres » Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:45 pm

I had none, BUTT my husband has had UC since he was 20 (45 years) and he usually has one or more polyps at every scope (every two to three years). They are always benign, but some folks do just create polyps faster. Good luck with yours being benign.
63 yo F
Colon resection Sept. 2010
pT3N0M0 Stage 2A
Medullary Tumor 6.5cm long
Lymphovascular invasion
Lynch negative
12 FOLFOX 11/2010 to 5/2011 8 w/Oxi
NED so far

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Re: POLL: How many polyps did you have at your first post-diagnosis colonoscopy?

Postby tammylayne » Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:17 am

I had a couple (benign) 6 months after my first resection....a couple more (benign) 6 months after that as well. I then had a clean scope 6 months after that....but 2 years into my 3 year scope break I ended up with another one that was stage 3. HOWEVER.....I know that I am the exception, not the norm. It can happen,,,,but usually takes much longer. My gastro doc says it is not uncommon to miss one no matter how thorough they try to be....but most likely are benign as they are caught early. And...just like we can get other ailments that are not cancer related...we can also have "regular" polyps just like the general public....and that is what I am hoping for you!! Good luck!
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'10 Stage 3 Rectal

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Re: POLL: How many polyps did you have at your first post-diagnosis colonoscopy?

Postby alphagam » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:22 am

I had 2 very small (less than 1 mm) polyps at my one year colonoscopy. Both benign. My surgeon explained that the orig GI doc didn't see them after finding the 4 cm rectal mass. Been clear every year since (4).
Dx Feb 2010 4 cm tumor, just inside rectum
EUS stated T3 tumor
2nd opinion, need better path
Mar 2010 transanal surgery. Surgery by board certified CRS found tumor only in lining
6 exams of surg site, 3 PET, 3 scopes laterNED.
Scope in Mar2015, clean colon
Next scope/test in 3 years

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Re: POLL: How many polyps did you have at your first post-diagnosis colonoscopy?

Postby ANDRETEXAS » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:25 pm

One small polyp (removed).
2014
2/10 - Colon resect
2/13 - DX- Stage IIIb
6 of 18 lymph nodes cancerous
3/7 - Port placed
3/11 - FOLFOX (12 rds w/full oxi)
8/14 - Chemo finish
8/25 - CT- Inc
9/5 - clean PET
12/10- clean CT
2015
3/2 - Clean colonoscopy & port removed
3/4- clean CT
9/21- clean CT
2016
3/23- clean CT
2017
2/22- clean CT
2018
3/21 - clean CT
4/11 - clean colonoscopy
2019
3/11 - clean CT
9/23 - Five-year release - Annual visits now !
Next colonoscopy - 2023

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Re: POLL: How many polyps did you have at your first post-diagnosis colonoscopy?

Postby Carolinabluetec » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:03 am

Two of the little buggers (removed) :mrgreen:
03/14 DX Adenocarcinoma Sigmoid Polyp
05/14 Da Vinci Sigmoid Colectomy
06/14 T3N0Mx, staged IIa
07/14 Xeloda 3000 mg/day 14 on/7 off 8 rounds
12/14 Finished Chemo
01/15 CT NED :D
07/15 Colonoscopy NED :D
08/15 CT NED :D
03/16 CT NED 8)

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Re: POLL: How many polyps did you have at your first post-diagnosis colonoscopy?

Postby kellywin » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:07 pm

I, like you, had 2 and was so upset. I guess I was just really wanting a clean one. Luckily, my follow-up a year later was clean! I totally understand you're being upset. But it looks like there isn't a need to be.
Kelly, mom 14 yo girl
Dx 11/15/12 Rectal Cancer @ age 40
Stage IIIC
5.5 weeks Xeloda & Radiation - complete 2/5/13
Colectomy 3/12/13, 7 of 14 nodes positive - no ileo
4/24/13-8/20/13 - 5 rounds Xelox, 1 Xeloda only

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Re: POLL: How many polyps did you have at your first post-diagnosis colonoscopy?

Postby dianetavegia » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:38 pm

The only polyp I ever had was the first. I kick myself for not having a screening.
Stage III cc surgery 1/7/09. 12 tx FOLFOX
Stage IV PET = 1.5cm liver met. HR 4/11/12

11 years since dx and 7 3/4 years post liver resection.
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Re: POLL: How many polyps did you have at your first post-diagnosis colonoscopy?

Postby Lydia666 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:22 am

How are things lpas? Any news about your worries- the bleeding, back pain?
Oct 2012- thyroid cancer
June 19, 2015 Dx@39 yrs- CRC-T3N1M0
No vascular, no perineural invasion
Aug-Sept 2015- 28 rad/5FU
Oct 28, 2015- LAR- temp ileo, neg. nodes- 0/11
March 2016- 6 rounds Xeloda/positive CHEK2 mutation
August 2016- DCIS and decided post prophylactic double mastectomy
May 2018 - clean CT
Sept 2018-clean scope
Devastation, total shock- oct 2018, invasion of peri mets
Dec 20 - 2 round of folfox
Mom to 4 & 7 yrs kids - at least i brought them to this level of independence.

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Re: POLL: How many polyps did you have at your first post-diagnosis colonoscopy?

Postby NZJay » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:28 am

I had 6 at 1.5 years. Removed for testing; no word back 6 months later so I guess they're fine
11-13 Dx CC
SPS T4b(touched stomach organ),N1(3/23),M0(Stage 3B)
11-13: resect + partial gastrect
2-14: 1 Tx Cape + Oxy; renal failure, colitis
4-14: 7 Tx Capecitabine
1-15: clear CT
7-15: clear scope
1-16: clear CT
3-17: clear CT
10-17: clear scope (5 year gap now!)
CEA@dx: 8.4 / 6-15: 4.0 / 10-15: 4.2 / 2-16: 4.9 / 7-16: 4.9 / 11-16: 5.0 / 6-17: 4.5
NED since resection


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