It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Cowden Syndrome, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Bowel Polyps.
It is essential to find colon polyps at an early stage to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Colonoscopy is the main procedure for diagnosis. Polyps can be removed during the procedure and samples sent for biopsy and check for malignant cells. A virtual colonoscopy can be done initially but this procedure doesn’t allow for polyps removal. This has to be followed by a normal colonoscopy if any polyps are detected. Stool tests can also be helpful but again diagnosis has to be confirmed by a colonoscopy.