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What sort of disease is a colon polyp?
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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology
13 doctors agree
In brief: Colon Polyp
A polyp in the colon is not a disease.
A polyp is a growth on the surface of the lining of the colon. Some can lead to cancer and some are benign. They usually do not cause symptoms unless they get big. They are removed at colonoscopy to make sure they are not pre-cancerous. You are more likely to get them if you eat fatty foods, smoke, drink alcohol, don't exercise, or obese.

In brief: Colon Polyp
A polyp in the colon is not a disease.
A polyp is a growth on the surface of the lining of the colon. Some can lead to cancer and some are benign. They usually do not cause symptoms unless they get big. They are removed at colonoscopy to make sure they are not pre-cancerous. You are more likely to get them if you eat fatty foods, smoke, drink alcohol, don't exercise, or obese.
Dr. Kevin Daus
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Colon screening programs are designed to find polyps when they are small and can easily be removed. When your doctor indicates you are eligible for such a screening, please get it.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not a disease
Neasrly all colon cancers start off as a polyps, however most polyps are benign.
Both benign and malignant polyps can eventually cause bleeding, pain, obstructive symptoms however the difference is that malignant growths can metastasize or spread to other organs of the body. All polyps should be removed and analyzed by a pathologist. Colonoscopy is the.

In brief: Not a disease
Neasrly all colon cancers start off as a polyps, however most polyps are benign.
Both benign and malignant polyps can eventually cause bleeding, pain, obstructive symptoms however the difference is that malignant growths can metastasize or spread to other organs of the body. All polyps should be removed and analyzed by a pathologist. Colonoscopy is the.
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