Introduction: Colorectal Polyps


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Colorectal Polyps: Polyp growths in the colon or rectum.

Colorectal Polyps: Most types of colorectal cancer begin with polyps (or grape-like growths on the lining of the colon and rectum). Polyps are very common in people over age 50 and usually are benign (not cancerous). But some polyps do develop slowly over the years into cancer, often causing no symptoms. Screening tests can find polyps that can be removed, preventing cancer. Screening tests can also pick up colorectal cancer at an early stage, when it can be cured. 1

Researching symptoms of Colorectal Polyps: Further information about the symptoms of Colorectal Polyps is available including a list of symptoms of Colorectal Polyps, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Colorectal Polyps, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Misdiagnosis and Colorectal Polyps: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Colorectal Polyps, underlying causes of Colorectal Polyps (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

Treatments for Colorectal Polyps: Various information is available about treatments available for Colorectal Polyps, or research treatments for other diseases.

Causes of Colorectal Polyps: Research more detailed information about the causes of Colorectal Polyps, other possibly hidden causes of Colorectal Polyps, or other general information about Colorectal Polyps.

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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Colorectal Cancer: NWHIC

Last revision: April 3, 2003

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