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Hyperplastic polyp

This article was last reviewed on May 30, 2019 by Shaheed Hakim, MD FRCPC Quick facts: A hyperplastic polyp is a non-cancerous growth in the colon. Hyperplastic polyps are very common and they can occur anywhere in the colon. Most are found during a procedure called a colonoscopy. The normal colon The colon is a …
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Colon: Adenocarcinoma

This article was last reviewed on April 25, 2019 by Ipshita Kak MD FRCPC Quick facts: Adenocarcinoma is a type of colon cancer. Adenocarcinoma can start anywhere in the colon. It is the most common type of colon cancer. Your pathology report will include important information such as the tumour grade and distance the cancer cells …
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Villous adenoma

This article was last reviewed and updated on May 15, 2019 by Ipshita Kak, MD FRCPC Quick facts: A villous adenoma is a non-cancerous growth that develops from the cells that line the inside of the colon. Villous adenomas are a common type of polyp in the colon. Large villous adenomas and those with high grade dysplasia …
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Poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma

This article was last reviewed and updated on July 22, 2018 by Ipshita Kak MD FRCPC Quick facts: Poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma is a type of cancer that develops from neuroendocrine cells. Neuroendocrine cells are normally found in the tissue that lines the inside of the colon. This tumour can start anywhere in the colon. Neuroendocrine …
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