What Are Colonic Polyps?

What are colonic polyps?

Colonic polyps, also known as colorectal polyps, are growths that appear on the surface of the colon.

There are three types of colon polyps:

  • Hyperplastic polyps – They are harmless and don’t develop into cancer.
  • Adenomatous polyps – Although most will never develop into cancer, they do have the potential to develop into colon cancer.
  • Malignant polyps – They are polyps that are noted under microscopic examination to have cancer cells in them.

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Keyword: rectal polyps

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