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Colon Cancer Polyp

larryi
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Joined: Aug 2004

Is it possible to inject chemo drugs for killing colon cancer directly into the polyp during a colonoscopy? Has this been tried? Anyone know?

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spongebob
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Joined: Apr 2003

larryi -

Colonoscopy scopes are equipped with a tool to cut and cauterize polyps. Using that tool, the doctor actually removes the (pre-cancerous) polyp. I guess the attitude is "why treat over time with drugs that which you can totally remove today?" Sounds like a good plan to me!

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