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Traditional serrated adenoma (TSA)

What is a traditional serrated adenoma? Traditional serrated adenoma (TSA) is a precancerous growth and a type of polyp found in the colon and rectum. Is traditional serrated adenoma cancer? No. TSA is not cancer. However, it is considered a precancerous growth because over time it can turn into a type of colon cancer called …
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Fundic gland polyp

What is a fundic gland polyp? A fundic gland polyp is a non-cancerous growth that develops from the cells lining the inside of the stomach. It is the most common type of polyp in the stomach. Where in the stomach do fundic gland polyps start? The stomach is divided into four parts: cardia, fundus, body, …
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Sessile serrated lesion of the colon and rectum

What is a sessile serrated lesion? A sessile serrated lesion (SSL) is a non-cancerous growth in the colon. SSL is considered a precancerous condition because it can change into a type of colon cancer called adenocarcinoma over time. For this reason, all SSLs should be removed completely. Where are sessile serrated lesions normally found? SSLs …
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Inflammatory polyp of the stomach

What is an inflammatory polyp in the stomach? An inflammatory polyp is a non-cancerous growth that develops from the tissue that lines the inside of the stomach. Another name for this growth is a hyperplastic polyp. What causes an inflammatory polyp? Most inflammatory polyps in the stomach are associated with a condition called chronic gastritis …
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Hyperplastic polyp of the colon

A hyperplastic polyp is a non-cancerous growth typically found in the descending (left) colon, sigmoid colon, and rectum. It is a very common type of colorectal polyp. The polyp is made up of glandular cells normally found on the inside surface of the colon and rectum. Can a hyperplastic polyp turn into cancer? No. Hyperplastic …
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Tubular adenoma of the large intestine

A tubular adenoma is a type of polyp found in the large intestine which includes the colon and rectum. It starts from glandular cells that cover the inside surface of the large intestine. Tubular adenomas are considered precancerous conditions because, while most are benign (non-cancerous), they have the potential to develop into colorectal cancer called …
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Endometrial polyp

What is an endometrial polyp? An endometrial polyp is a non-cancerous growth found on the inside of the uterus. The polyp sticks out from the thin layer of tissue on the inside uterus called the endometrium. The polyp is made up of an increased number of otherwise normal-appearing endometrial glands and stroma. What causes an …
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Endocervical polyp

What is an endocervical polyp? An endocervical polyp is a non-cancerous growth in the cervix. It is made up of endocervical glands and stroma. This type of growth is called a polyp because it sticks out from the inner surface of the endocervical canal. What are common symptoms of an endocervical polyp? Symptoms of an …
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Hyperplastic polyp of the stomach

What is a hyperplastic polyp in the stomach? A hyperplastic polyp is a non-cancerous growth that develops from the tissue that lines the inside of the stomach. Another name for this growth is an inflammatory polyp. What causes a hyperplastic polyp in the stomach? Most hyperplastic polyps in the stomach are associated with a condition …
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Villous adenoma of the large intestine

A villous adenoma is a type of polyp found in the large intestine which includes the colon and rectum. It starts from glandular cells that cover the inside surface of the large intestine. A villous adenoma is considered a precancerous condition because, while most are benign (non-cancerous), they have the potential to develop into colorectal …
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