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benign neoplasm of colon

  1. 0 Hi everyone,
    Can someone please confirm if benign neoplasm of colon is THE SAME as colon polyps? I know benign is not malignant (duh). and neoplasm is abnormal growth. So I am pretty sure benign neoplasm of colon is NOT colon cancer. But I am not sure if benign neoplasm of colon IS colonic polyps.
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  3. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
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    Will move to nursing student assistance forum.
  4. Visit  ScottE profile page
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    All colon polyps are neoplasms. However, not all colon neoplasms are colon polyps.
  5. Visit  nursingstudent_2012 profile page
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    Quote from ScottE
    All colon polyps are neoplasms. However, not all colon neoplasms are colon polyps.
    Well i know if it's a malignant colon neoplasm then it's not polyps it's cancer right? My question is is BENIGN colon neoplasm the same as colon polyps?

    Or are there other benign neoplasms of the colon?
  6. Visit  ScottE profile page
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    Quote from nursingstudent_2012
    Well i know if it's a malignant colon neoplasm then it's not polyps it's cancer right? My question is is BENIGN colon neoplasm the same as colon polyps?

    Or are there other benign neoplasms of the colon?
    No, polyps can be cancerous.
    No, benign colon neoplasm does not mean it is colon polyps.
    And yes, there are other benign neoplasms of the colon, lipomas for example.

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