Hate prepping and now They found a polyp!

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Buckeye
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Re: Hate prepping and now They found a poylop!

Postby Buckeye » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:08 pm

Lee wrote:
Buckeye wrote: . . . I am not sure if a polyp can turn cancerous in 9 or 10 months? Anyone have thoughts?


I could be wrong, butt I don't think so. I know you have Lynch, thus polyps can grow faster, butt I believe it still take 2-3 yrs for a Lynch person to develop cancer from a polyp.

For the general population, about 10 yrs for a polyp to turn cancerous.

Sometime, especially those flat one, fold in the colon, not a complete clean out, some polyps do get missed. I know, not something you wanted to read.

Good luck, hopefully it is nothing serious, butt boy do I understand your fear.

Lee


Thanks lee. It was a flat polyp. I wonder if that makes a difference? All of my polyps have been that way I think.
Dx 10/20/15 stage 1 T1N0M0 1.3cmx1.1cmx1cm low grade ( well to moderately differentiated) Rectal cancer age 47
Loving Husband and father of two girls age 19 & 15 Sole income provider
CEA <0.5
CT, MRI and PET show no metastatic spread
LAR Laparoscopic TME 11/30/15 with Illo
Pathology clean no lymph node or vascular involvement. Confirmed Stage1
No chemo/rad cancer free now and forever.
Illo reversal 01/26/16

SweetC80
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Re: Hate prepping and now They found a poylop!

Postby SweetC80 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:25 pm

Buckeye wrote:The polyp is 15mm and it grew in one year. It doesn’t look cancerous on the picture. It looks like healthy pink tissue.
Doctor and nurse don’t think it is , but want to see biopsy results. They want to do another colonoscopy in 3 months . I am not sure if a polyp can turn cancerous in 9 or 10 months? Anyone have thoughts?

I can't say if it is possible, but can tell you my BIL has Lynch and has a colonoscopy every 2 years and each time they find 2-3 polyps and they are able to remove them and they have all been begin ::knock on wood::. They told him just keep up and don't miss a colonoscopy and he can keep ahead of it.
My Mom's history
68 years old at diagnoses
12/16 Stage IIIb Rectal Cancer CEA 1.2
1/17-2/17 Chemoradiation CEA 4.4
5/17 Entire Colon (9 non resectable pre cancerous polyps), Rectum and Anus removal Perm Ileostomy Bag
7/17 Starts FOLFOX
9/17 Stage IV 9cm Liver Met plus abdominal Lymph Nods and suspicious Lung Nodule CEA 197
9/17 Starts Irincotecan CEA 160
10/17 Confirmed KRAS Positive CEA 210
11/17 CEA 425 waiting on scan

inder_muc
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Re: Hate prepping and now They found a polyp!

Postby inder_muc » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:32 pm

I think it is pretty common to have flat polps with lynch. My oncologist has even suggested to have colonoscopy for every 6 months instead of 1 year to be in safer side.
I just pray that yours will be benign.

Muc
DX 07/2016 Colon Cancer Age 38, Male - Right Hemicolectomy
Stage 2A T3N0M0
Lynch Syndrome

Beckster
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Re: Hate prepping and now They found a poylop!

Postby Beckster » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:00 pm

Buckeye wrote:
Lee wrote:
Buckeye wrote: . . . I am not sure if a polyp can turn cancerous in 9 or 10 months? Anyone have thoughts?


I could be wrong, butt I don't think so. I know you have Lynch, thus polyps can grow faster, butt I believe it still take 2-3 yrs for a Lynch person to develop cancer from a polyp.

For the general population, about 10 yrs for a polyp to turn cancerous.

Sometime, especially those flat one, fold in the colon, not a complete clean out, some polyps do get missed. I know, not something you wanted to read.

Good luck, hopefully it is nothing serious, butt boy do I understand your fear.

Lee


Thanks lee. It was a flat polyp. I wonder if that makes a difference? All of my polyps have been that way I think.


Mine was a flat (sessile) polyp and I do not have Lynch. Gastro said that it was probably there for years...
57/Female
DX:(CC) 10/19/16
11/4/16- Lap right hemi(cecum)
CEA- Pre Op (1.9), Pre Chemo (2.5)
Tumor type: Adenocarcinoma
Tumor size: 3.5 cm x 2.5 x 0.7 cm
Tumor grade: G3 (surgical) G2 (pre-op)
TNM: T3N0M0/IIA
Positive lymph nodes: 0/24
Lymphovascular invasion
Surgical margins: clear
Lynch- Negative
12/27/2016 - Capeox, anaphylactic reaction to oxaliplatin on first infusion-discontinued
1/2/17 to 6/9/17- Xeloda monotherapy
6/26/17- CT scan NED :D
CEA- 6/17- 3.6, 9/17- 2.8
Clear Colonoscopy 10/17 :D

Lee
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Re: Hate prepping and now They found a poylop!

Postby Lee » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:15 pm

Buckeye wrote:
Lee wrote:
Buckeye wrote: . . . I am not sure if a polyp can turn cancerous in 9 or 10 months? Anyone have thoughts?


I could be wrong, butt I don't think so. I know you have Lynch, thus polyps can grow faster, butt I believe it still take 2-3 yrs for a Lynch person to develop cancer from a polyp.

For the general population, about 10 yrs for a polyp to turn cancerous.

Sometime, especially those flat one, fold in the colon, not a complete clean out, some polyps do get missed. I know, not something you wanted to read.

Good luck, hopefully it is nothing serious, butt boy do I understand your fear.

Lee


Thanks lee. It was a flat polyp. I wonder if that makes a difference? All of my polyps have been that way I think.


Yes, my understanding those are the nasty one that "can" turn cancerous. On my last scope, they took one of those from me. When I asked the Dr when do I need to be scooped again, he responded we will know once the pathology report comes back. A little scary until he said, I'm not worried. I've never been told I have Lynch, butt I get scooped every 3 years.

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

Buckeye
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Re: Hate prepping and now They found a polyp!

Postby Buckeye » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:12 pm

Thanks everyone. This waiting is the worst. Hopefully I will hear the benign word tomorrow. I’ll keep you all posted.
Dx 10/20/15 stage 1 T1N0M0 1.3cmx1.1cmx1cm low grade ( well to moderately differentiated) Rectal cancer age 47
Loving Husband and father of two girls age 19 & 15 Sole income provider
CEA <0.5
CT, MRI and PET show no metastatic spread
LAR Laparoscopic TME 11/30/15 with Illo
Pathology clean no lymph node or vascular involvement. Confirmed Stage1
No chemo/rad cancer free now and forever.
Illo reversal 01/26/16

Buckeye
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Re: Hate prepping and now They found a polyp!

Postby Buckeye » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:14 pm

inder_muc wrote:I think it is pretty common to have flat polps with lynch. My oncologist has even suggested to have colonoscopy for every 6 months instead of 1 year to be in safer side.
I just pray that yours will be benign.

Muc

I was thinking of going that route as well after this. My heart can’t take this. Is there anything you need to do to get insurance to cover it every six months?
Dx 10/20/15 stage 1 T1N0M0 1.3cmx1.1cmx1cm low grade ( well to moderately differentiated) Rectal cancer age 47
Loving Husband and father of two girls age 19 & 15 Sole income provider
CEA <0.5
CT, MRI and PET show no metastatic spread
LAR Laparoscopic TME 11/30/15 with Illo
Pathology clean no lymph node or vascular involvement. Confirmed Stage1
No chemo/rad cancer free now and forever.
Illo reversal 01/26/16

Buckeye
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Re: Hate prepping and now They found a polyp!

Postby Buckeye » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:26 pm

I finally received the news and my polyp was benign! :D Thank you everyone for the prayers and *hugs*. I really appreciate this forum and all of you who take the time to offer help and encouragement. God bless.
Dx 10/20/15 stage 1 T1N0M0 1.3cmx1.1cmx1cm low grade ( well to moderately differentiated) Rectal cancer age 47
Loving Husband and father of two girls age 19 & 15 Sole income provider
CEA <0.5
CT, MRI and PET show no metastatic spread
LAR Laparoscopic TME 11/30/15 with Illo
Pathology clean no lymph node or vascular involvement. Confirmed Stage1
No chemo/rad cancer free now and forever.
Illo reversal 01/26/16

Robino1
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Re: Hate prepping and now They found a polyp!

Postby Robino1 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:58 am

Outstanding news! Congratulations! :D
At 54 2014 1st colonoscopy colon cancer detected.
Colon resect right ascending
margins clear. No chemo req
2017
Distended abd, pain in intestines.
CT scan shows seeding
Ascites causing the distention.
Lap diag - cancer on the omentum
CEA 217
CEA 219
PET cancer on the omentum, susp activ right abdomen
FOLFOX started 6/17
CEA 202
Not genetic
8/29/17 CT scan showed excellent melting of the tumor. Chemo is working!
Ascites is gone
CEA: 9/30/17 -109; 10/12/17 - 99.1; 11/4/17 - 90.7

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Re: Hate prepping and now They found a polyp!

Postby susie0915 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:26 am

Great news. Have a great day.
58 yr old mother of 3 Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO/ 2A
6/15 5 wks of chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoidoscopy/scar tissue left
8/15 Pet scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 Bowel blockage. 3 1/2 weeks in hospital,early ileo rev since
surgery to repair blockage. c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 Clear CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 CT 4mm lung nod onc thinks scar tissue
monitored for autoimmune disorder/interstitial lung disease
7/17 no change lung nodule
10/17 Clear CT

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Re: Hate prepping and now They found a polyp!

Postby inder_muc » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:48 am

Buckeye wrote:
inder_muc wrote:I think it is pretty common to have flat polps with lynch. My oncologist has even suggested to have colonoscopy for every 6 months instead of 1 year to be in safer side.
I just pray that yours will be benign.

Muc

I was thinking of going that route as well after this. My heart can’t take this. Is there anything you need to do to get insurance to cover it every six months?


Congrats at first for the good news :)
I am based in Germany and it is sufficient when my Oncologist refer me for the scope.

Muc
DX 07/2016 Colon Cancer Age 38, Male - Right Hemicolectomy
Stage 2A T3N0M0
Lynch Syndrome

Lee
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Re: Hate prepping and now They found a polyp!

Postby Lee » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:41 pm

Awesome on a benign polyp.

Congratulations,

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

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Re: Hate prepping and now They found a polyp!

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:02 pm

Congratulations on the benign polyp!*hugs*
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


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