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:
Your health and safety is important to us. We are open and ready to take care of you. Our phones are open from 8am to 5pm Monday thru Friday.
We are conducting office visits via telehealth by using your cell phone. When you call for an appointment, you will be scheduled with a provider. The provider will call you on your appointment date and time. It’s that easy!
We have limited access to our facilities. We are currently seeing emergent patients in our Hillsborough office and Surgical Center from 8am-12pm.
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We wish everyone the best at this trying time.
The Physicians and Staff at Digestive Healthcare Center