Colorectal Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

6. If I have a polyp, does that mean I'm going to get colorectal cancer?

Polyps are benign, or non-cancerous, growths on the inner wall of the colon and rectum. They are fairly common in people over age 50. Some types of polyps increase a person's risk of developing colorectal cancer. Not all polyps become cancerous, but nearly all colon cancers start as polyps.