Colon Polyps

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.