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What happens if I have a polyp?

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If your doctor finds a polyp during a colonoscopy, they can remove it and send to a lab to get checked for cancer cells with a microscope. Based on that result, the doctor will let you know when you should have another colonoscopy.

From: Colorectal Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: The Cleveland Clinic Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. American Cancer Society. The Centers for Disease Control. American Association of Family Physicians. National Institutes of Health. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 23, 2017

SOURCES: The Cleveland Clinic Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. American Cancer Society. The Centers for Disease Control. American Association of Family Physicians. National Institutes of Health. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 23, 2017

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