How does the fact that polyps were found during my Colonoscopy affect my future cancer risk? 

I had multiple large polyps removed during the colonoscopy I had 2 years ago. Does the fact that I had them mean I’m more prone to developing cancer in the future? If so, what can I do to prevent it from happening?

Healthcare Providers (2)

By removing the polyps, it decreases your risk of cancer. You will continue to have repeat colonoscopies to remove polyps depending on the type of polyps removed.

Yes; therefore, you need to be scoped more frequently than the average person.

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