Patients who undergo polypectomy during an initial colonoscopy screening are at higher risk for colorectal cancer, but only if the removed polyps fall into certain categories, according to study results.
Mingyang Song, MD, ScD, of the department of epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and colleagues wrote in Gastroenterology that society guidelines for intervals of colonoscopies vary greatly depending on the size or histology of the removed polyps, ranging from every 3 years to as long as every 10 years.
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