Colon Polyps can be described as fleshy growths on the lining of the colon (large intestine) that mostly occurs as individuals grow older. Almost 50 percent of people over 60 have at least one polyp developed. Large-sized polyps can often become cancerous (colon cancer) that can contribute to deaths. It is therefore important that their screening and removal is performed at the earliest before they become cancerous. Polyps can be removed during the examination of the inside of the large intestine during a colonoscopy. People over 50, or having had polyps previously, or with a family member having polyps, or a family history of colon cancer, stand more chances of getting polyps.