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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.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerArvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
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November 14, 2014
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