You may not know this, but you can actually get colon cancer from colon polyps.
Even though initially colon polyps may be benign it can degenerate as time passes.
BUT WHAT EXACTLY ARE COLON POLYPS?
This is simply an abnormal growth within the walls of the large intestine.
Your colon is part of a channel that helps in passing fecal matter right down to your rectum where it is expelled.
This makes the colon very vulnerable to infection as it is constantly exposed to toxic fecal matter that can lead to an inflammation of the region due to the constant exposure to fecal bacteria.
While colon polyps as stated earlier are benign they could lead to more serious health issues and so it is advisable that they are removed by a procedure known as colonoscopy.