What Are Colorectal Polyps?

Q:
What are colorectal polyps?

A:
Colorectal polyps refer to the small clumps that develop on the surface of the colon. Generally, most colorectal polyps are harmless, but some may lead to colorectal cancer over time .

There are three types of colorectal polyps, including:

  • Adenomatous polyps
    This is the most common type. Most of them are harmless, but some may develop into colorectal cancer.
  • Hyperplastic polyps
    Harmless and won’t develop into colorectal cancer.
  • Malignant polyps
    Have cancer cells in them and can develop into colorectal cancer.

Keywords: colorectal polyp; colorectal polyps; adenomatous colorectal polyps

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