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2. Are Polyps Dangerous?

Most polyps are non-cancerous or benign; adenomatous polyps confer the highest risk for malignant conversion. A doctor can perform a biopsy to determine into which of these categories a polyp falls. This test requires taking a small sample of tissue, which the lab will examine for cancerous cells. Treatment for polyps depends on their location, size, and whether they are benign or malignant.

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