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What stage of colon cancer is polyp?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
No stage.: Polyps are not cancer yet. There are many forms of polyps. Some, like tubular adenoma and villous adenoma, need a full colonoscopy, and surgery if the polyp is too large. Hyperplastic polyps need no treatment. Colon cancers can arise from adenomatous polyps.
Answered on Apr 7, 2019
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