If you’ve gotten screened for colorectal cancer, whether it was because of symptoms or regular screening, your doctor may find something called a colon polyp. While polyps are common and oftentimes don’t become cancer, they will still usually need to be removed. Below, we will discuss what colon polyps are, what causes colon polyps, and how to treat colon polyps.
Polyps appear as 5 different types in the colon, which are determined by their characteristics. If you have been diagnosed with a colon polyp or if you’re just trying to learn more about colon polyps before your colonoscopy, here is everything you need to know about about the 5 types of colon polyps.