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Colon Cancer/Tubulovillous adenoma with HGD


I am 39 years old, recent rectal bleeding. Colonoscopy revealed a polyp the size of a golf ball on my distal sigmoid. Polyp was unable to removed during the colonoscopy. It was biopsied showing tubulovillous adenoma with at least high grade dysplasia can not exclude superficial invasion, mentions lots of inflammation.
My doctor recommends resection surgery to remove. Would you agree? Would it be better to have it taken out piece by piece through a series of colonoscopies?
I'm very worried about the surgery. I have heard its pretty bad.
Thank you for your time.

It HAS to be taken care of one way or the other! For answers about surgical technique please ask a surgeon (I'm a medical oncologist & radiation therapist). But it is probably best to have it removed in one piece by surgery! Good luck!

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Claes-Gustaf Nordquist, M.D.


I`m a doctor of medicine and a specialist in radiation therapy and medical oncology. I have long experience with regards to this cancer.


I'm a Doctor of Medicine and specialist in Medical Oncology and Radiation Therapy educated & trained in Sweden. Now retired. Background in Radiation Therapy, Medical Oncology, Radiation Protection, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Gynecological Oncology, Clinical Pathology, Clinical Cytology,Hematology and Internal Medicine. M.D. from the faculty of medicine, Royal Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Have also been an exchange student at the Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem Israel. Former medical consultant, Swedish National Board of Radiation Protection. Former Police Surgeon and Medical Examiner, Stockholm Police Department. Former Chief Medical Officer, The Royal Guards, The Royal Horse Guards and the Royal Household Brigade, Royal Swedish Army Medical Corps. You can also reach me on: I have no restrictions on the number of questions there.

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