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A polyp is a small growth of excess tissue that often grows on a stem or stalk on the inner surface of the large intestine (colon). Most polyps do not contain cancer cells. But some polyps can become cancerous over time.
Current as of:
April 29, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Brian D. O'Brien MD - Internal Medicine Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Arvydas D. Vanagunas MD - Gastroenterology
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Brian D. O'Brien MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Arvydas D. Vanagunas MD - Gastroenterology