A colon polyp is a small clump of cells that forms on the lining of the colon. Most colon polyps are harmless. But over time, some colon polyps can develop into colon cancer, which is often fatal when found in its later stages. There are two main categories of polyps, non-neoplastic and neoplastic. Non-neoplastic polyps include hyperplastic polyps, inflammatory polyps and hamartomatous polyps. These types of polyps typically do not become cancerous.
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A colon polyp is a small growth of tissue that projects from the lining of a section of the large intestine known as the colon. Polyps are common and increasingly so as people age. Colorectal polyps, which are polyps in the colon or rectum, are estimated to occur in at least 30 percent of adults who are 50 years old or more in the United States. Colorectal polyps also occur in children with an estimated 6 percent affected, rising to 12 percent in those who experience intestinal bleeding. Most colon or bowel polyps are harmless, but some can develop into cancer. If they do, it can take many years for them to turn cancerous.
Polyps are abnormal growths rising from the lining of the large intestine colon or rectum. The rectum is the last 12 inches of the large intestine. Polyps may be flat sessile or develop on a stalk like broccoli. This is called a pedunculated polyp.
Back to Health A to Z. Bowel polyps are small growths on the inner lining of the large intestine colon or rectum. Bowel polyps do not usually cause any symptoms, so most people with polyps will not know they have them. They're often picked up during screening for bowel cancer. Polyps do not usually turn into cancer.