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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



colon polyp  listen  (KOH-lun PAH-lip)

  An abnormal growth of tissue in the lining of the bowel. Polyps are a risk factor for colon cancer.

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Colon polyps; shows two polyps (one flat and one pedunculated) inside the colon.  Inset shows photo of a pedunculated polyp.