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Colon Polyps

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Colon polyps are growths of cells that form on the lining of your colon and rectum. You can have more than one polyp. Anyone can develop colon polyps, but you are at higher risk if you are 50 years of age or older, overweight, a smoker or have a history of family members having colon polyps. Most are harmless, but over time, they can develop into colorectal cancer. 

Finding and removing polyps early may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Screening tests play a key role in this detection. Our team provides easy to understand information about colon polyps, screening recommendations and next steps when colon polyps are found.