A polyp is an abnormal growth on the inner surface of the large intestine, which includes the colon and the rectum.
A colon polyp is an irregularity of the internal lining of the colon. It most commonly results in a raised surface or bump on the inner surface of the colon.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in New York State, which has one of the highest cancer rates in the country. More than 100,000 New Yorkers will be diagnosed with some type of cancer this year.
I remember it like it was yesterday. I left work to go to my doctor’s appointment and planned on being back to the office in time for a meeting. Little did I know my entire life would flip upside down that afternoon.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. Educate yourself with the facts below and register for our live, online video chat on March 24 to learn if you are at high risk for colorectal cancer and how Roswell Park can help.
Mention the word colonoscopy, and many people get a bit uneasy. Yet the colonoscopy is one of our best tools for diagnosing colon cancer, and remains to this day the gold standard.