Can Small Colon Polyps Be Cancerous?

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Your doctor may use one or more of the following tests to determine whether you have colon polyps:

  • Digital rectal exam - The doctor inserts a gloved finger into the rectum to check for unusual growths or formations. This can only detect polyps in the rectum, the lower few inches of the bowel.

  • Fecal occult blood test - A sample of stool is examined for tiny traces of blood, an indication of polyps.

  • Sigmoidoscopy - A thin,...

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