Researchers question surveillance after low-risk adenoma removal

Patients who have low-risk adenomas removed are at lower risk of dying from colorectal cancer compared with the general population even without surveillance.

That’s according to an eight-year follow-up  study of 40,000 patients that shows those with low-risk adenomas, defined as one tubular adenoma of any size, had a 25% lower risk of death than the general population.

The Norwegian study shows patients who had high-risk adenomas removed during colonoscopy had a 16% higher death rate from bowel