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A polyp is an extra piece of tissue that grows inside your body. Colonic polyps grow in the large intestine, or colon. Most polyps are not dangerous. However, some polyps may turn into cancer or already be cancer. To be safe, doctors remove polyps and test them. Polyps can be removed when a doctor examines the inside of the large intestine during a colonoscopy.

Anyone can get polyps, but certain people are more likely than others. You may have a greater chance of getting polyps if you

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  1. Colonic Polyps (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... Have a family history of colon cancer Most colon polyps do not cause symptoms. If you have symptoms, ...
  2. What I Need to Know about Colon Polyps Easy-to-Read From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... Colon Polyps What I need to know about Colon Polyps On this page: What are colon polyps? Colon and Rectal Cancer Who develops colon polyps? Who should be screened for colon polyps? What ...
  3. Colon Polyps (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  4. 1285 ... www.nlm.nih.gov ... When polyps are discovered in a sigmoidoscopy (an inspection of the lower third of the large intestine), they are ...
  5. Smoking and Your Digestive System From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... these genes work. [ Top ] How does smoking affect colon polyps? People who smoke are more likely to develop colon polyps. 12 Colon polyps are growths on the inside ...
  6. Colon Adenomatous Polyps (College of American Pathologists) - PDF  
  7. ... Health Men’s Health Heart & Circulatory Health contact us Colonic Polyps Questions to Discuss with Your Doctor: Do you have a family history of colonic polyps? Do you have bleeding from the rectum or ...
  8. Attenuated Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (American Society of Clinical Oncology)  
    ... AFAP will have an increased number of adenomatous colon polyps during their lifetime and an increased risk of ... intestinal tract. In AFAP, the total number of colon polyps is less than 100, with 30 being average. ...
  9. ... and rectal cancer (Beyond the Basics) Patient information: Colon polyps (Beyond the Basics) Patient information: Colonoscopy (Beyond the ... and rectal cancer screening (The Basics) Patient information: Colon polyps (The Basics) Patient information: Colonoscopy (The Basics) Patient ...
  10. ClinicalTrials.gov: Colonic Polyps From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
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