weisssoccermom wrote:...you can't know without getting the biopsy results. ... The only definitive report will be the pathology report and you're just going to have to wait for results....
O Stoma Mia wrote:
...It is well known that colorectal cancers arise from adenomatous polyps, which have three histologic variants: tubular, tubulovillous, and villous adenomas. Tubular adenomas represent ~75% to 85% of adenomatous polyps and have < 5% chance of harboring a malignancy. Tubulovillous adenomas represent 10% to 15% of polyps and usually 20% to 25% harbor a malignancy. Villous adenomas constitute 5% to 10% of the remaining polyps and 35% to 40% of the polyps are malignant.
The size and degree of villous features are also predictive of the risk of malignancy within the polyp. Polyps larger that 2 cm have > 40% chance of being malignant...
Colorectal Cancer: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Health Services (2005)
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