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Can colorectal cancer be prevented if I have a colon polyp?

Colorectal cancer can be prevented if you have a colon polyp. If your doctor finds a large polyp and discusses surgery with you, take the initiative and ask if there are other options. Is there the possibility for an endoscopic resection. More than 95 percent of polyps don't need surgery.

Endoscopic resection can effectively eradicate the vast majority of precancerous lesions of the colon and thereby prevent colon cancer. This is one of the most common things that is done in interventional endoscopy.

The first thing you can do to help prevent colorectal cancer is talk to your doctor about colorectal cancer screening. It's very important. It saves lives. Colon cancer can be prevented.

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