Polyps are berry
like projections in the lumen of colon. Many of these polyps are precancerous and can grow into cancer. The incidence of colon
polyps increases with age. Family history of colon polyps and colon cancer also increases the risk of developing colon polyps.
The polyps can be diagnosed by colonoscopy. Most of the polyps can be resected during colonoscopy. After removal, polyps are
tested by biopsy and histology. Removing colon polyps decreases the risk of colon cancer.