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What I need to know about Colon Polyps by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm What are colon polyps? A polyp* is extra tissue that grows inside your body. Colon polyps grow in the large intestine. The large intestine, also called the colon, is part of your digestive system. It's a long, hollow tube at the end of your digestive tract where your body makes and stores stool. *Medical terms are defined in ... Read on »
5 Important Questions About Colon Polyps by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Colon Polyps - Topic Overview What are colon polyps? Colon polyps are growths in your large intestine (colon). The cause of most colon polyps is not known, but they are common in adults. Most colon polyps are not cancer. But some growths can turn into colon cancer. If a colon polyp is the kind that can ... Read on »
Colon Polyps by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Colon polyps are small growths that arise in the large intestine. If present for several years they can grow in size and lead to the development of colon cancer and bleeding. Probably 90% of colon cancers arise from previously benign polyps. Not all polyps are of the cancerous variety, but until they are analyzed in a lab, we cannot ... Read on »
Mucin Binding Lectin Imaging Agents for Colonic Polyp Imaging by nih.gov Posted Fri 29 Feb 2008 4:00pm Description of Invention: Available for licensing and commercial development is an imaging agent specific for colonic polyps that overexpress glycoprotein alpha-L-fucose containing mucins. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States. The legume protein Ulex europaeus agglutinin I (U ... Read on »
Lack of Sleep Linked to Risky Colon Polyps by Medline Plus Posted Fri 15 Oct 2010 1:22pm Friday, October 15, 2010    By Adam Marcus NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who slept less than six hours a night were more likely to have dangerous polyps in their colon or rectum compared to better-rested patients, in one recent study. Th ... Read on »
Health Tip: Take Steps Against Colon Polyps by Medline Plus Posted Thu 19 Aug 2010 6:00am And reduce colon cancer risk By Diana Kohnle Thursday, August 19, 2010 (HealthDay News) -- Polyps in the colon may be benign, cancerous or pre-cancerous. In any case, there are steps you can take to help prevent them. The U.S. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse offers th ... Read on »
Dr. Oz, Colon Cancer Screening, Colon Polyp, and Colonoscopy - What Can We Learn by Davis Liu Medical Doctor Posted Tue 07 Sep 2010 11:40pm I'm a big fan of Dr. Oz . What is there not to like about the guy?  He's incredibly smart, a graduate of my alma mater, the Wharton School, energetic, pretty good looking, and charismatic.  Though as a doctor I don't always agree with him, as I practicing primary care doctor I have great respect for his mission of getting all Americans healthie ... Read on »
Colon polyps - what you should know by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 20 Mar 2010 12:00am MDAnderson.org - M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is encouraging men and women to learn more about colon polyps and how they affect a person’s colon cancer risk. “Finding out you have colon polyps doesn’t have to be frightening,” said Gottumukk ... Read on »
Digital case challenge: Incidental sigmoid colon polyp by Mark Pool, MD Posted Thu 03 Sep 2009 12:00am An IHC stain for S-100 protein is shown below.  IHCs for actin, desmin, CD34, and AE1/AE3 cytokeratins were negative.   Rare ganglion-like cells were identified.  My diagnosis is: Mucosal ganglioneuroma. The histology is typical of this entity and shows a hypercellular lamina propria spindle cell proliferation which displace ... Read on »
Heavy People More Likely to Have Colon Polyps by Medline Plus Posted Thu 12 Jul 2012 4:13pm Obese and overweight people are more likely to develop colon polyps, a possible precursor to cancer, than are slimmer individuals, according to a new review of past research. Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Colonic Polyps , Obesity Read on »