Anyone can develop colon polyps, and in fact 30% of those over the age of 50 have them regardless of ethnicity or gender. Some percentage of these polyps can become cancerous. We get screened for colon cancer to catch them early and have them removed before they can turn into cancerous tumors. What are the main causes of colon polyps?Read More »What Are the Main Causes of Colon Polyps?
Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is one of the most common and deadly cancers in the United States. Colon cancers begin as benign polyps in the colon or rectum and can take years to develop into cancer.
Polyps usually grow on the lining of the colon, but they can develop anywhere in the large intestine. Most polyps are benign growths and have few if any symptoms. Overtime if they become larger, they can become cancerous, and certain symptoms will appear.