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And bowel cancer, one of the commonest internal malignancies and causes of cancer death. It’s preventable through the detection of polyps in the bowel before they turn cancerous. There has been evidence that people on a diet that is naturally high in vitamin D and calcium protects against the bowel cancer, but a recently published trial of vitamin D and calcium supplements has made a worrying discovery in relation to a type of precancerous polyp called a serrated polyp. Seth Crockett: My pleasure, thank you for having me.
Norman Swan: How important are these serrated polyps in general? Seth Crockett: These are a really interesting type of colon polyp. Serrated polyps are sort of like the less common cousin of the more typical precancerous polyp that we pick up on colonoscopy known as adenomatous polyps. They are really difficult to find on colonoscopy and other screening tests and they differ from adenomatous polyps in terms of the steps they take to develop into a cancer. Norman Swan: Is a serrated polyp more likely to turn into cancer faster than an adenomatous polyp? Seth Crockett: It’s an active area of research. At this point we think that their risk of cancer is about the same as an adenomatous polyp, but there are certain types of serrated polyps that we think have the potential for more rapid growth and transformation into colon cancer.