Finding colorectal cancer early can be highly curable. This occurs when abnormal cells grow in the lining of the large intestine (colon), or the rectum. This can occur in both men and women and has the 2nd highest rate of cancer deaths in the U.S.
Polyp growths occur on the inside of your intestines, but most of them are harmless. Some can turn into colorectal cancer if not removed early. Two different types of intestinal polys are adenomas and hyperplastic polyps that form when there are problems with the way the cells grow and repair in the lining of the colon.