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A: Polyps can be found in patients over 40 almost 50% of the time. Finding cancerous polyps in the earliest stages is important because they can be 90% curable. This is why it is so important to have a colonoscopy.Q: Is it common to find cancerous polyps in a Colonoscopy?
A: It is very rare to find cancer in polyps. Sometimes microscopic cancer cells may exist but they are very very small. The idea is to identify and remove any potential polyps that have cancer potential.Q: Are there risks of undergoing a Colonoscopy?
A: The procedure is a very safe procedure. But, with any procedure there are risks involved when using anesthesia but everything is carefully monitored by the doctor and his team to ensure the reduction of all risks to the patient.Q: How often should I get a Colonoscopy?
A: It is recommended that everyone seek a doctor for a colonoscopy starting at the ages between 45-50. In general, physicians recommend that patients receive a colonoscopy every 5 years, and even more frequently for those patients whose family history includes colon cancer who should get checked every 3-5 years.
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