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A polyp is a small growth
of excess tissue that often grows on a stem or stalk on the inner surface of
the large intestine (colon). Most polyps do not contain cancer cells. But some
polyps can become cancerous over time.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
December 7, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
December 07, 2011
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