Information for the public
People with polyps
If you have been diagnosed with polyps, it is likely that they were removed when you had your colonoscopy. Your specialist should be able to work out your risk of developing colorectal cancer based on the number and size of the polyps found. Depending on your risk, you should be offered surveillance at 1 year or 3 years. If your risk is low, your specialist will consider offering you surveillance at 5 years.
If there are any signs of dysplasia or early colorectal cancer in your large bowel, you should be offered treatment or you may be referred to another specialist. Your options should be discussed with you.