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.
The Basics of a Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy screens for abnormalities, including cancer, in the colon and rectum. Learn more from WebMD.
WebMD provides an overview of colorectal polyps and cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.
Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines
WebMD provides an overview of colon cancer screening guidelines for average-risk and high-risk people.
The Basics of Colonoscopy
WebMD explains colonoscopy, a procedure used to screen for colon cancer and in some cases, to treat other intestinal conditions.
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What You Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer
Find out what colorectal cancer is as well as risk factors, screening tests, stages, signs, treatments, and more.
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.