Adenoma polyp is commonly found in the hollow spaces of the digestive tract. The adenoma polyp may appear as a perpendicular shaped polyp that grows towards the lumen. In this case, it is referred to as adenomatous polyp or plypoid adenoma.
An adenoma polyp may look like a long stalk with a lobular shaped head and is covered by mucosa. It may also proliferate, as there is a differentiation in the form of cell dysplasia. The cells show signs of genetic mutation and are very different from the normal structure of cells. The cells in the adenoma polyp are irregular in shape and contain hyper chromatic nuclei. In this case, the nuclei have an excessive number of chromosomes that is very abnormal.
In other cases, the cells in adenoma polyps look like pseudo stratified nuclei, which is very typical sign of mutation in the cells. The cells show signs of a decrease level of mucous secretion and there is mitosis. The basement membrane also grows to form the adenoma polyp which may be covered by mucous. In the recent times, there have been instances where adenoma polyps have been found to be present in both men and women. Adenoma polyp can spread to other parts of the body and they must be removed in the early stages of the disease.
Cancer is very dangerous as it develops inside the body and shows symptoms only in the final stages. It presents itself in various forms and at various stages. Adenomas can affect any glandular tissue found in the human body. It is easy to curb the disease at an early stage when the tumor is benign or in precancerous stage. But, it is very difficult to curb the disease when the adenoma becomes malignant. It is due to the inability to stop the spread of the disease that many patients have succumbed to the disease.
On the other hand, there have been miracles where the patients have survived even in the worst cases where even the doctors had lost all hope. Cancer is very unpredictable when it comes to the effects of treatment, but it is also unpredictable about the location of the adenoma in a cancer patient. Gastric adenoma polyp is a common form of cancer that is found in most cancer patients around the world. Gastric adenoma polyp presents itself in the form of adenomatus polyps.
The gastric adenoma polyp may look like club headed outgrowths growing on the inner lining of the stomach and they have a sleek stalk like body. The gastric adenoma is covered with protective layers that act as a barrier preventing the spread of the cancer cells in the body. But, as the gastric adenoma polyp grows in size, it may become malignant and causes many complications. The gastric adenoma polyp is completely removed by surgery which is then followed up with radiation.
Today, an average American over 60 years of age has at least one polyp in the large intestine. It has been found that very second person who has died due to cancer, is related to adenoma polyps in the colon.
The figures and estimates can be very depressing, but if the disease is identified at an early stage, it is always possible to completely eradicate the disease with modern method of treatment. Therefore, it is very important to spread awareness about the symptoms associated with colon cancer.
The adenoma polyps in the colon look like in growths inside the colon. They are formed from the inner lining in the intestinal wall and are known as adenoma polyps. The adenoma can be benign, pre cancerous or malignant. It is not necessary that all polyps are cancerous.
Infact, the adenoma polyps are of various types and they comprise about one third of the polyps that are found in the intestine. There are two major types, known as villous and tubular adenomas.
In most cases the villous adenoma has been found to develop cancerous properties, while the tubular polyps are not cancerous. A major indication that the polyps are transforming into adenoma polyps, is that the cells in the polyp start differentiating at a fast rate, due to mutations and this leads to an increase in the size of the polyp.
Therefore, it is important to get a regular checkup of the polyps in order to ascertain any kind of malignancy in the colon.