Does the presence of a colon polyp indicate a person has a higher risk for cancer?

Having a colon polyp can increase a person’s risk for cancer, according to Premier Health Specialists (PHS) physicians.  

Depending on the number of polyps found, their size, and how easily they were removed, it can be important to have follow up a colonoscopy more frequently to help detect colon cancer early in case future polyps develop, PHS physicians say. 

Talk to your doctor to learn more about colon polyps indicating an increased risk for cancer. 

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