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Hi, I am currently awaiting a histology report and am extremely anxious about the pending results. (Apparently they take 10 days.)
I am a 38 year old mum to two littlies and last week I went for a colonoscopy to investigate low ferritin levels. No gastro cause was identified (it's probably just because I'm vegetarian) but, incidentally, a small area of diverticulosis was seen and 2 x 6 mm sessile serrated polyps were found and removed from my ascending colon.
I have no colorectal cancer in my family, however my mother (70) has diverticulosis and just had two sessile serrated polyps removed recently (histology showed fully benign) and my brother (39) has ulcerative colitis.
Does anybody know the likelihood these would already contain cancer cells/high-grade dysplasia? Even if benign, I'm now concerned about the possibility some were missed, having read about the trickiness of visualising these pale flattish lesions. The surgeon said the two he removed 'look benign' and said that, if they are, I will need three-yearly follow-up colonoscopies. Would it be wise to pay for more frequent colonoscopies if I am *that* concerned?
Any help with my questions would be very much appreciated.
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