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Question: Transverse Colon Polyp

 MissPlaced - Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:55 pm

If a polyp in the transverse colon becomes calcified, does it mean that there is a higher chance that it could be pre cancer or cancer?

Thank you
 Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:21 am

User avatar Hi MissPlaced,
Polyps, generally speaking, are to be considered possibly pre-cancerous which is the reasoning for removal during a colonoscopy procedure. CT scan identified calcifications are considered abnormal. Regarding the nature of benign or malignant states other features are typically present aside from the calcification alone. The true way to identify the etiology of an abnormal finding is through a Pathologist's examination of the abnormal tissue.
Theresa Jones, RN

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