Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Polyps and early finding ?

Polyps of the Colon and Rectum

A Polyp (POL-ip) is any mass of abnormal tissue that bulges or projects outward or upward from a surface of the colon or rectum by growing from a broad base (sessile) or slender stalk (pedunculus). The early detection and removal of polyps prevent colon and rectal cancer. 

Finding polyps early can reduce
the risk of cancer by up to 90% 

Polyps are one of the most common conditions affecting the colon and rectum, occurring in 15-20 percent of the adult population. Although most polyps are benign, the relationship of certain polyps to cancer is well established. 

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