Polyps can grow on the inner surface of the nose or throat or in organs such as the large intestine (colon) or uterus. Most polyps are benign (not cancerous). But some polyps, such as those in the colon, can become cancerous over time.
Current as of: October 21, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Patrice Burgess, MD, FAAFP - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Charles M. Myer III, MD - Pediatrics, Otolaryngology