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Colon Polyps

Colon polyps are growths in your colon, or large intestine. Some types can turn into colon cancer, but it usually takes many years for that to happen.

Finding these polyps early may help prevent cancer or find it at a stage when treatment is most likely to be successful.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerJerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
Last RevisedApril 12, 2013

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Last Updated: April 12, 2013
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