Colonoscopy Precancerous Polyp

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Intestinal polyps are small, mushroom-like abnormalities of the intestine that may have a stalk or be flat with a stalk. They can vary from under 2 millimeters (less than 1/10 of an inch) to over 2 inches in diameter.

Certain sporadic (not inherited) intestinal polyps are a risk factor for colorectal cancer. These polyps - chiefly those classified as adenomas (growths with gland-like characteristics) - are benign, but they may become cancerous, particularly if they grow larger than an inch in...

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