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What is a polyp?

A polyp is a growth in the colon. Polyps can form and can develop into cancer.

A polyp is a small growth that develops from the lining of the colon. The larger the polyp, the greater the chance it might have cancer in it.

A polyp is an abnormal growth on the lining of the intestine. As a polyp grows larger, it can turn into cancer.

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