polyps are small growths that arise in the large intestine.
If present for several years they can grow in size and lead
to the development of colon cancer and bleeding. Probably
90% of colon cancers arise from previously benign polyps.
Currently, there are several methods by which we screen people for colon cancer. These include colonoscopy, screening sigmoidoscopies with stool hemoccult testing barium enema.
organizations are suggesting screening begining at age 50.
In fact almost all