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Hyperplastic polyp of the colon

What is a hyperplastic polyp? A hyperplastic polyp is a non-cancerous growth that can be found anywhere in the colon or rectum. It starts from glands on the inside surface of the colon and rectum. It is called a polyp because it usually sticks out from the surface of the tissue. Hyperplastic polyps are very …
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Adenocarcinoma of the colon

What is adenocarcinoma of the colon? Adenocarcinoma is the most common type of colon cancer. It starts from the glands normally found on the inside surface of the colon. Any part of the colon, from the cecum to the rectum, can be involved. Is adenocarcinoma the same as colon cancer? Because adenocarcinoma is the most …
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Tubular adenoma of the colon and rectum

What is a tubular adenoma? A tubular adenoma is a non-cancerous growth in the colon. It develops from the cells that cover the inside surface of the colon. These adenomas can develop anywhere along the length of the colon from the cecum to the rectum. All tubular adenomas are associated with an increased risk of …
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Sessile serrated polyp of the colon and rectum

What is a sessile serrated polyp? A sessile serrated polyp (SSP) is a non-cancerous growth in the colon. However, it can become cancerous if left untreated or not completely removed. An SSL is a relatively new type of polyp, having only been recognized for the past two decades. Before this, most of these polyps were …
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Villous adenoma of the colon and rectum

What is a villous adenoma? A villous adenoma is a non-cancerous growth in the colon. It develops from the cells that cover the inside surface of the colon. These adenomas can develop anywhere along the length of the colon from the cecum to the rectum. All villous adenomas are associated with an increased risk of …
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Tubulovillous adenoma of the colon and rectum

What is a tubulovillous adenoma? A tubulovillous adenoma is a non-cancerous growth in the colon. It develops from the cells that cover the inside surface of the colon. These adenomas can develop anywhere along the length of the colon from the cecum to the rectum. All tubulovillous adenomas are associated with an increased risk of …
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Well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour of the colon

What is a well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumour in the colon? A well differentiated neuroendocrine tumour (NET) is a type of cancer made up of specialized neuroendocrine cells. The tumour can develop anywhere along the length of the colon and rectum although it is most commonly found in the rectum. Pathologists divide well differentiated NETs of the …
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