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    Types of Colon Polyps
     

    Types of Colon Polyps

    Colon polyps visible with a sigmoidoscope

    Photo credit: Jacqueline Littée, RN. Adapted with permission. All rights reserved.

    A polyp is a small growth of excess tissue that often grows on a stem or stalk on the inner surface of the large intestine (colon). Most polyps do not contain cancer cells. But some polyps can become cancerous over time.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
    Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
    Last Revised October 30, 2013

    Last Revised: October 30, 2013

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology

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