Table 2Risk of developing colorectal cancer in people with adenomas

Low risk: Intermediate risk:
  • three or four adenomas smaller than 10 mm or
  • one or two adenomas if one is 10 mm or larger.
High risk:
  • five or more adenomas smaller than 10 mm or
  • three or more adenomas if one is 10 mm or larger.

From: 1, Summary

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