Answers to Common Cancer Prevention Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about cancer prevention.

Does the presence of a colon polyp indicate a person has a higher risk for cancer?

Having a colon polyp can increase a person’s risk for cancer, according to Premier Health Specialists (PHS) physicians.  

Depending on the number of polyps found, their size, and how easily they were removed, it can be important to have follow up a colonoscopy more frequently to help detect colon cancer early in case future polyps develop, PHS physicians say. 

Talk to your doctor to learn more about colon polyps indicating an increased risk for cancer. 

Learn more:  
Source: Susan Davis-Brown, MD, Brookville Family Care; Dori Thompson, MD, Springboro Family Medicine; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Joshua Ordway, MD, Franklin Family Practice; Mark Ringle, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Douglas Gaker, MD, Premier Urology Center; J. Scott Wilcher, MD, North Dayton Surgeons; Todd Hicks, Premier Plastic Surgeons; Geetha Ambalavanan, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Kenneth Reed, DO, Premier Gastroenterology Specialists; Thomas Heck, MD, Gem City Surgical Breast Cancer Center

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