Colon Polyp

A colon polyp is an abnormal growth of tissue in the bowel.

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A colon polyp is an abnormal growth of tissue in the lining of the bowel. Polyps are a risk factor for colon cancer.

 

Treatment

Colonoscopic polypectomy (colon polyp removal) is the removal of polyps by using a device inserted through a colonoscope.

Most colorectal polyps are adenomas, which may develop into cancer. Removing colorectal polyps that are larger than 1 centimeter (cm) may lower the risk of colorectal cancer. It is not known if removing smaller polyps lowers the risk of colorectal cancer.

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