Colorectal cancer can be prevented All adults over the age of 50 are at risk for colorectal cancer and should be screened for adenomatous polyps and cancer. Some people have a greater-than-average risk and should work with their doctor to develop an individualized screening plan. #hcmhcares
Adenomatous polyps - precurser lesions for colorectal carcinoma
tubulovillous_adenoma_pedunculated_polyp_colon.jpg (591×419) Adenomatous tubulo-villous polyp, pedunculated (colon). The adenomatous proliferation is characterized by different degrees of cell dysplasia (cellular and architectural atypia) : loss of normal differentiation of epithelium, irregular cells with hyperchromatic nuclei, (pseudo)stratified nuclei, nucleolus, decreased mucosecretion and mitosis.
Colon adenomatous polyps are associated with DNA changes in the lining of the colon.
Hyperplastic Colon polyps are NONneoplastic and do NOT raise the risk of developing colon cancer... the next colonoscopy would be at the regular interval of 10 years... a 3 year colonoscopy follow up is for patients with adenomatous polyps... a 5 year follow up is for patients with adenomatous polyps if there are only 1 or 2 and they are tubular rather than villous
A Case of Cowden's Syndrome Presenting With Gastric Carcinomas and Gastrointestinal Polyposis...' Although hamartomatous polyps are generally regarded as having low malignant potential, malignant transformation within adenomatous polyps has been observed in patients with Cowden's syndrome who have mixed adenomatous and hamartomatous polyps.' http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/587730_2. Image: http://wellcomeimages.org/