Adenomatous polyps — Two-thirds of colon polyps are adenomas (hence the polyp is termed "adenomatous"). Most of these polyps do not develop into cancer but they do have the potential to become malignant. Adenomas are classified by their size, general appearance, and their specific features as seen under the microscope. As a general rule, the larger the adenoma, the more likely it is to eventually become a cancer. In addition, large adenomas may already have cancer contained within them. As a result, your doctor will usually try to biopsy (obtain a sample) or remove the polyp so that it can be examined under the microscope.
To all our valued patients: In order to keep our community, patients and staff safe and healthy, as of yesterday March 19th, we have limited access to our offices. We are seeing only emergent cases in the Hillsborough office and Surgical Center from 8a-12p and will continue seeing patients by telemedicine. Our Somerville and Warren offices are closed until further notice. We encourage all our patients to register for our portal. This will be our main source of communication. Our phone lines are still available.
We wish everyone the best at this trying time.
The Physicians and Staff at Digestive Healthcare Center