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Photo credit: Jacqueline Littée, RN. Adapted with
permission. All rights reserved.
A polyp is a small growth
of excess tissue that often grows on a stem or stalk on the inner surface of
the large intestine (colon). Most polyps do not contain cancer cells. But some
polyps can become cancerous over time.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerArvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
Current as ofJuly 26, 2016
Current as of:
July 26, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
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