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Polyp Size Gallery

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Updated February 19, 2009


Polyps don't always become cancerous, but your risk of developing colon cancer increases with the number and size of polyps you have. This gallery of polyp illustrations is designed to let you see what polyps look like and how big they are in real life. Looking at them this way helps demonstrate why you can't count on noticing that a polyp is present.

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This illustration was derived from the Gastrointestinal Atlas (www.gastrointestinalatlas.com)Polyp with a diameter of 0.25 centimetersThis illustration was derived from the Gastrointestinal Atlas (www.gastrointestinalatlas.com)Polyp with a diameter of 0.50 centimetersThis illustration was derived from the Gastrointestinal Atlas (www.gastrointestinalatlas.com)Polyp with a diameter of 0.75 centimetersThis illustration was derived from the Gastrointestinal Atlas (www.gastrointestinalatlas.com)Polyp with a diameter of 1.00 centimeter
This illustration was derived from the Gastrointestinal Atlas (www.gastrointestinalatlas.com)Polyp with a diameter of 1.25 centimetersThis illustration was derived from the Gastrointestinal Atlas (www.gastrointestinalatlas.com)Polyp with a diameter of 1.50 centimetersThis illustration was derived from the Gastrointestinal Atlas (www.gastrointestinalatlas.com)Polyp with a diameter of 1.75 centimetersThis illustration was derived from the Gastrointestinal Atlas (www.gastrointestinalatlas.com)Polyp with a diameter of 2.00 centimeters
This illustration was derived from the Gastrointestinal Atlas (www.gastrointestinalatlas.com)Polyp with a diameter of 2.25 centimetersThis illustration was derived from the Gastrointestinal Atlas (www.gastrointestinalatlas.com)Polyp with a diameter of 2.50 centimetersThis illustration was derived from the Gastrointestinal Atlas (www.gastrointestinalatlas.com)Polyp with a diameter of 2.75 centimetersThis illustration was derived from the Gastrointestinal Atlas (www.gastrointestinalatlas.com)Polyp with a diameter of 3.00 centimeters
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