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  1. Arti says:

    Most colon cancers arise from a polyp; however, only a very small percentage of colon polyps become cancer. Therefore, it’s important to know the alternative types of polyps and the specific risk factors that increase the chance that they will progress to cancer. Polyps can be classified as neoplastic (adenoma), meaning they have the potential to become cancer, and non-neoplastic (hyperplastic), meaning they do not have the potential to become cancer. They can also be described by their shape: sessile (flat), pedunculated (having a stalk), and flat or “depressed”.

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