Is a Polyp a Tumor? Topic Guide

Is a Polyp a Tumor? Is a Polyp a Tumor?: Polyps are a very common type of benign (noncancerous) tumor. Polyps that can become cancerous include adenomatous polyps (adenomas), hyperplastic polyps, and sessile-serrated and traditional-serrated polyps. Polyps can appear in any part of the body where there are mucus membranes, including the colon, stomach, ears, nose/sinuses, cervix, uterus, and throat and larynx. Colon polyps are the most common.

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