What Are Polyps? – Frankfort Regional Medical Center

John Shekleton, MD How polyps
can lead to colon cancer – A polyp is a wart or a
little growth in the colon. And again, the vast
majority of colon cancers, probably 99% of them, start
as a small little nodule, a little wart, that over 10, 15, 20 years grows larger and eventually
develops the potential to turn into cancer. There’s a small subset of patients, probably less than 1% where
they can develop cancer at a much quicker state than that. But the vast majority of patients, that colon cancer starts
from a small polyp, which probably takes 10, 15,
20 years to turn into cancer. Want more information?
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