Different types of colon polyps include adenomatous polyps, inflammatory polyps and hyperplastic polyps, notes WebMD. While a majority of colorectal polyps don't develop into cancer, nearly all rectal and colon cancers b... More »

Some types of colorectal cancer are hereditary and caused by genetic abnormalities or mutations. Familial adenomatous polyposis and hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer are the most common types of inherited colorec... More »

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According to Mayo Clinic, symptoms of colon cancer include rectal bleeding, persistent abdominal discomfort, unexplained weight loss, weakness or fatigue, the feeling that one's bowels do not completely empty and notable... More »

Often, people with colon polyps cannot feel them at all, but they can cause pain and nausea, according to Mayo Clinic. They can also indirectly cause feelings of tiredness and shortness of breath by causing iron deficien... More »

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The cause for colon polyps is not known, but certain genetics and behaviors are thought to increase an individual's risk for colon polyps, notes Healthline. Some colon polyps cause no symptoms, while others cause blood i... More »

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The cause of colon polyps is unknown as of October 2014, according to Healthline and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. However, risks for developing colon polyps include having a family history of them... More »

Both flat and protruding polyps can develop into cancer, according to colon cancer expert Suzanne Dixon for About.com. The flat polyps, also called sessile polyps, rest on the mucus membrane inside the colon. Unlike the ... More »