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Does the small intestine also get polyps and cancers like the colon does?

2 doctors weighed in

In brief: Yes less frequently

Yes less frequently than colon, early detection is difficult due to location, some of them have genetic etiology.

In brief: Yes less frequently

Yes less frequently than colon, early detection is difficult due to location, some of them have genetic etiology.
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Kind of

Polyps in the small bowel are different from those in the large intestine and are not related to most small bowel cancers.
Colon cancers, virtually all arise from polyps.

In brief: Kind of

Polyps in the small bowel are different from those in the large intestine and are not related to most small bowel cancers.
Colon cancers, virtually all arise from polyps.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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