Polyps can grow on the inner surface of the nose or throat or in organs such as the large intestine (colon) or uterus. Most polyps are benign (not cancerous). But some polyps, such as those in the colon, can become cancerous over time.
Current as of: December 2, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Patrice Burgess MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Charles M. Myer III MD - Otolaryngology
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