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What causes people to get polyps?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Genetics environment: Genetics and to a greater extent environmental issues and personal habits can contribute to polyp formation.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 15 years experience
Genes: There are a number of genes in the polyp formation cascade. As these genes get altered, polyps form.

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