Colon polyps are small clumps of cells that form on the lining of the colon. There are two types of polyps, non-neoplastic and neoplastic. Non-neoplastic polyps are typically non-cancerous while neoplastic polyps have a greater chance of developing into cancer. Colon polyps typically do not cause any symptoms, so it’s important to have regular colonoscopy screenings to check for polyps so they can be safely removed. Anyone can develop colon polyps. If you are 50 years of age or older, are overweight, are a smoker, or have a personal or family history of colon polyps or colon cancer you have an increased risk of developing colon polyps.