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Colon polyps are growths in your colon, or large intestine. Some types can turn into colon cancer, but it usually takes many years for that to happen.
Finding these polyps early may help prevent cancer or find it at a stage when treatment is most likely to be successful.
Current as of: August 22, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Jerome B. Simon MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
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