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Colon Cancer Screening

Hyperplastic polyps are always benign. They do not have the potential to become cancerous. People who are found to have only hyperplastic polyps do not need special follow-up.

In the future, you may choose repeat colonoscopy or one of several different tests to screen for colon cancer. Each test has its own advantages and disadvantages. There is no "right" test for colon cancer. Keep in mind that any type of screening is better than no screening at all.

Please continue with the guide to choose a colon cancer screening test that makes the most sense for you.

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