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In a word...absolutely. Unless you had a complete colectomy (every inch of your colon removed surgically), you still have part of a colon and the remaining organ can get cancer or diseased. Routine screening exams will help you keep the remaining colon healthy and disease free.
NorthShore University HealthSystem answeredIndividuals who have had colon cancer are at a higher risk of developing colon cancer again. They can also develop polyps postoperatively. Doctors are going to recommend that these people come back in three years and have another colon examination. We are going to want to look at the area where the cancer was removed and make sure there’s not a recurrence in the colon.