You Might Not Worry About Colorectal Polyps

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Are you sedentary and 50 years or older? If you are getting up in age, decreasing exercise and gaining weight, you have a greater chance of developing colorectal or anorectal polyps. Ninety percent of cases occur after age 50. A family history of polyps or colon cancer also predisposes you to such. Colorectal polyps can recur and women diagnosed with uterine or ovarian cancer before age 50 are more likely to grow polyps. Colon polyps occur in about 40 percent of adults, so they are quite common and often benign.

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