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  • What is Colon Polyp?

    • Polyps are abnormal growths of tissue that can be found in any organ that has blood vessels. They are most often found in the colon(large intestine).
    • Most polyps are noncancerous (benign). However, because polyps are due to abnormal cell growth, they can eventually become cancerous (malignant). Whether or not a polyp is cancerous can be determined with a biopsy.
    • Treatment for polyps depends on their location, size, and whether or not they are cancerous.

  • Risk Factors

    • Over age 50
    • History of polyps before
    • Hereditary
    • Family history of colon cancer

  • Symptoms

    • Blood in stool
    • Constipation / diarrhoea
    • Fever

  • Diagnosis

    • USG
    • Colonoscopy
    • CT Scan
    • MRI

  • Treatment

    Surgery:
    • Laparoscopy (Preferably)
    • Open
    • Endoscopy