What is a Colon Polyp?

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A colon polyp is a collection of cells that grow excessively. These cells when they grow excessively can form into a lump or a nodule of the inner lining of the colon. Polyps are typically benign. However, over time these polyps can grow and transform into a malignant tumor. Colon cancer often starts off as a polyp and therefor by undergoing a colonoscopy, we are able to identify these polyps or these abnormal growths effectively and thus by removing them we can prevent colon cancer.