How fast do colon polyps grow?

Varies. But tend to grow slowly & that is why colonoscopy surveillance is recommended every 5 years with risks or every 10 years if no colon cancer risk factors.

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How fast fo colon polyps grow back?

Not very. If completely removed, they should not come back at the same site. Polyps are slow growing - unless you have an inherited colon cancer syndrome. That is why is most cases we recommend coming back in 5 years for most people with colon polyps. Read more...

Colon polyps. How long does it take for them to grow and what is the treatment?

Polyp growth is. Variable but to go from a single cell to a polyp the size of an eraser can take 2-3 years. The treatment is removal of all polyps to rule out malignancy or pre-malignancy during a colonoscopy. Read more...

What are colon polyps?

Abnormal gowths . Neoplasia is a general term to describe abnormal growth pattern, cancer-like, unregulated by normal bodily control systems. Some colon polyps are destined to become cancerous, some are not, so all polyps are usually removed when they are found so we can distinguish the difference under the microscope, not by appearance which can fool you. Read more...