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Colonic Polyps

Colonic polyps are clusters of tissue that develop in the colon. Typically, colonic polyps are harmless, but some have the potential to develop into cancer. During a colonoscopy, your gastroenterologist can remove polyps to prevent the risk of cancer.

The likelihood of having polyps increase if: 

  • You are over 50
  • Have a family member with polyps or colon cancer
  • Have had polyps before

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