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Does having a number of benign polyps in the colon mean a larger chance of colon cancer?
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In brief: Yes
Colon polyps predisposes to development of cancer, needs regular endoscopic removal and examination for cancer cells.
Some of these polyp conditions runs in the family ( familial adenomatous polyposis ), then all the family members need to be examined march is colorectal cancer prevention month see your doctor.

In brief: Yes
Colon polyps predisposes to development of cancer, needs regular endoscopic removal and examination for cancer cells.
Some of these polyp conditions runs in the family ( familial adenomatous polyposis ), then all the family members need to be examined march is colorectal cancer prevention month see your doctor.
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Virtually all colon cancers arise from polyps and having polyps increases the risk of developing colon cancer.

In brief: Yes
Virtually all colon cancers arise from polyps and having polyps increases the risk of developing colon cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
ALso depends if the polyps are adenomas or pre malignant polyps. Removing all polyps and getting regular colonoscopies can help you to prevent colon cancer from developing
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