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Polyp with a diameter of 1.50 centimeters

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Updated: September 3, 2006

This gallery of polyp illustrations helps demonstrate why you can't always count on noticing that a polyp is present.
This illustration was derived from the Gastrointestinal Atlas (www.gastrointestinalatlas.com)

Colon Polyp (1.50 cm)

© Donna Myers 2006
About 10% of polyps with a diameter of 1-2 centimeters (cm) are cancerous. This illustration shows the actual size of a polyp with a diameter of 1.50 cm (0.59 inches). To learn more, please read Colon Polyps and Cancer Risk.
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