In most cases, the removal of polyps is the only treatment required. Removing polyps stops them from developing into cancer. Like all cancers, early detection is critical, which is why regular colon cancer screening is so important.
If a colon cancer diagnosis is made, patients will be instructed to see an oncologist for the appropriate treatment for their type of cancer. Depending on the diagnosis and the type and stage of the disease, the oncologist will suggest the appropriate therapy and treatment for the best possible outcome. Regular, follow-up colonoscopies with a gastroenterologist to watch for new polyps are usually part of the care plan.