Polyps can grow on the inner surface of the nose or throat or in organs such as the large intestine (colon) or uterus. Most polyps are benign (not cancerous). But some polyps, such as those in the colon, can become cancerous over time.

Current as of: November 14, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine & Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Donald R. Mintz, MD - Otolaryngology