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A polyp is a small growth
of excess tissue that often grows on a stem or stalk on the inner surface of
the large intestine (colon). Most polyps do not contain cancer cells. But some
polyps can become cancerous over time.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerArvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology