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Are colon polyps cancerous?

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Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Some: There are different types of colon polyps. Some will not turn into cancer. But many (adenomatous polyps in particular) have a high likelihood of turning into cancer if not removed. We think that most colon cancers start as polyps. That is why we recommend colonoscopy at age 50. If you have a precancerous polyp, it can be removed before you get cancer.
Answered on Mar 12, 2020
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