Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Large Intestine Polyps Outlook

What to expect with intestinal polyps:

  • Most people are completely cured after surgery to remove the polyps.
  • Most polyps can be removed using colonoscopy.
  • Left untreated, intestinal polyps may develop into colorectal cancer.

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Last Updated: May 20, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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