are small benign growths like a wart or skin tag that occur on the lining to
the bowel in 1 in 5 of us as we get older (over 55). A few of these (only
a few) can develop, over 5-10 years, into cancers. So it is well worth finding
them as it is now simple and safe to remove them
theory most bowel cancers could be prevented by removal of these polyps, which
would dramatically reduce the number of people having cancer.
people tend stop forming them after the age of 65 the window of opportunity for
removing them is between 55 to 65 years of age