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100 S. Ellsworth Ave.
Suite 507
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 342-7432

May 18, 2015
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Polyps are abnormal growths of tissue that form on the lining of the colon. Polyps are almost always benign. While many benign polyps are harmless, others are considered “precancerous.” Precancerous polyps carry the potential to turn into cancer. They are generally slow growing, so a small precancerous polyp may take 10-15 years to turn into cancer. Approximately 30 percent of people over the age of 50 have precancerous polyps. Colonoscopy permits the early detection and removal of polyps. Because almost all colorectal cancers start as small polyps, the removal of these polyps at the time of colonoscopy is an effective means to prevent colorectal cancer. The removal of polyps (polypectomy) is a painless procedure.

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100 S. Ellsworth Ave
Suite 507
San Mateo CA, 94401