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Colon tumor?
Sep 24, 2007
I had a colonoscopy last week and they did discover a tumor which I am expecting the biopsy back on anytime. Why do they have to confirm if a tumor is malignant with a biopsy. Is there any other kind of tumor in the colon other than polyps? I just assumed if you had a tumor in your colon it would be malignant.
any information would be appreciated. What is the size of colon tumor? My doctor said mine was about 3cm. but that size was not necessarily indicative of the possiblity it has spread. He also said tumors grow from the inside out so they could be larger than what shows up in a colonoscopy.
Re: Colon tumor?
Sep 24, 2007
Hello! I recently had my first colonoscopy due to anemia. The doctor found and removed a small "polyp" which turned out to be a benign submucosal tumor. He told me they are pretty common and never become cancerous. I don't know the exact size, but it was quite small. Apparently there is no reason for concern at all with this type of tumor. I hope your biopsy turns out well!

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