It is estimated that polyps develop in 30-50% of adults. Approximately 90% of cases occur after the age of 50 years old. While not all polyps cause cancer, it’s important to be proactive and have a screening at Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants in Lake Worth, Florida. To learn more about the importance of preventive colonoscopy screenings for polyps, call the team today, or book an appointment online.
Polyps are growths that develop in the lining of your colon or large intestine and your rectum. These growths can range in size, appearing flat, or growing out of a stalk.
Some polyps are precancerous and can progress into colorectal cancer.
Polyps have NO symptoms, unless they grow large and bleed.
Identifying polyps, before they grow large is the reason for routine screening colonoscopies.
Colonoscopy, a minimally invasive procedure that uses a flexible tube and attached camera to evaluate the large intestine and rectum, locates, and diagnoses polyps. This same procedure can also remove polyps and reduce your risk for cancer and other health complications.
Your Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants provider performs a colonoscopy to diagnose existing symptoms, or as a preventive screening to evaluate your gastrointestinal health. Polyps are discovered during a routine evaluation.
If your Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants doctor identifies polyps during your colonoscopy, they remove them immediately and send the polyps to a medical laboratory to determine if they are benign or malignant. Removal of existing pre-cancerous polyps reduces your risk of cancer.
To schedule a preventive colonoscopy to screen for polyps, call Eisenman & Eisenman, M.D., Advanced Gastro Consultants today, or request a consultation online now.