Any polyp presence raises CRC risk

Patients with polyps had a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer than the general population, according to a study published in Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology.


Medpage Today reported on the study that contradicted the long-held belief that individuals with non-advanced adenomas had no increased CRC risk. Researchers found CRC risk increased in patients with conventional adenomas and patients with serrated polyps.

Mortality rates, however, only increased in patients with sessile serrated polyps, tubulovillous adenomas or villous adenomas. Researchers concluded that most patients would benefit from colonoscopy surveillance.

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