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  1. Colon Polyps - Treatment Overview

    Most colon polyps do not cause any problems, but they are typically removed during screening if you have a flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.

  2. Topic Overview

    Your doctor may recommend earlier or more frequent testing if you: Already have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Have a first-degree relative (parent,brother,sister,or child) with an adenomatous polyp or colorectal cancer. Are an African American. Have had adenomatous polyps removed from your colon. This type of polyp is more likely to turn into cancer,but the risk is still very ...

  3. Colon Polyps - Health Tools

    Use these colon polyps health tools to help make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.

  4. Colon Polyps - Home Treatment

    There is no home treatment for colon polyps. But you can take steps that may help prevent colon polyps from developing.

  5. Colon Polyps - Topic Overview

    Colon polyps are small growths in your intestine.

  6. Colon Polyps - Symptoms

    Colon polyps usually do not cause symptoms unless they are larger than or they are cancerous. The most common symptom is rectal bleeding. Sometimes the bleeding may not be obvious (occult) and may only be discovered after doing a screening test.

  7. 10 Questions to Ask the Doctor About Colon Cancer

    10 questions you should ask your doctor concerning colorectal cancer.

  8. Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer

    Information on chemotherapy for colorectal cancer, including the names of commonly used drugs and their side effects.

  9. Partnering With Your Doctor to Treat Colorectal Cancer

    Learn how to work with your doctor to treat colorectal cancer.

  10. Colorectal Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - What Happens

    Cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in the body. These extra cells grow together and form masses, lumps, or tumors. In colorectal cancer, these growths usually start as harmless (benign) polyps in the large intestine (colon or rectum).

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