What are Polyps ?

An expansion on the inner lining of the colon (large intestine) or rectum is referred to as a colon polyp. A polyp can be flat, slightly elevated (known as sessile), or on a stalk and can have a variety of forms (called pedunculated). Adenomas or sessile serrated polyps can eventually grow over time and turn into cancer. There are various tiny forms of polyps (which require a microscope to detect). The chance of developing colorectal cancer can be reduced by having polyps removed and undergoing colorectal cancer screening.