Digestive Diseases and Conditions

Colon Polyps
Polyps are abnormal growths on the inside lining of the intestine; they vary in size and shape. While most polyps are not cancerous, some may turn into cancer. It is not possible to tell solely by looking at a polyp if it is malignant or potentially malignant. This is why colonoscopy is often used to remove polyps, a technique called a polypectomy.

 
 
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