Colon Polyps Directory
Colon polyps are common intestinal growths. Though a majority of colon polyps are benign, many can become cancerous over time. Risk factors include age, family history of colorectal cancer, race, and more. Oftentimes symptoms are not present; the polyps are found during screening tests such as a colonoscopy. Treatment involves removing polyps during the colonoscopy or via surgery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how colon polyps are caused, what they look like, treatments, and much more.
Colorectal Polyps and Cancer
WebMD provides an overview of colorectal polyps and cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.
How to Find Colon Polyps Early
Find out what your options are for tests that can find growths in your colon called polyps, which sometimes turn into colorectal cancer.
What to Know About Colon Polyps
Learn the basics about polyps inside your large intestine and what it means if your doctor finds one.
X-Ray Exams of the Digestive Tract
WebMD explains X-ray tests for digestive problems, including upper and lower GI exams.
Slideshows & Images
Colorectal Cancer Slideshow: Screening Tests, Stages, Symptoms, Treatments, and Risk Factors
Find out what colorectal cancer is as well as risk factors, screening tests, stages, signs, treatments, and more.
Slideshow: What to Know About Polyps
These small clumps of tissue that show up where they’re not supposed to can be anything from a minor nuisance to a possible sign of cancer. Find out what you need to know about polyps.