Do all colon polyps develop into cancer?

The majority of colon polyps will not become cancer, according to the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS). 
 
However, having colon polyps removed reduces your future risk of developing colorectal cancer, according to the ASCRS. 
 
Almost all polyps can be removed without surgery during a colonoscopy, which is an exam of the inside of the large intestine, according to the National Institutes of Health  (NIH). 
 
For more information about whether all colon polyps develop into cancer, talk with your doctor. 
 
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