Medical Dictionary: Colon polyp

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Colon polyp: Another name for Colorectal Polyps.
Colon polyp (condition): Polyp growths in the colon or rectum.

Colon polyp: 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

More information on medical condition: Colorectal Polyps:

1. excerpt from Colorectal Cancer: NWHIC

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