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Your doctor will be able to see colon polyps during a colonoscopy and other colorectal screenings. The polyp is often removed to determine if it’s cancerous or not. Your treatment will depend on the size of the polyp. Often, if the polyp is larger than one cm, it’s more likely to encompass cancer cells. There are different types of polyps: hyperplastic, adenomatous and sessile.  

Regular screenings are the best option to prevent polyps from becoming cancerous. Surgery is necessary in rare cases where the polyp is too large to be removed during a colonoscopy. Your Spectrum Health colorectal team works closely with you to develop the right treatment plan.