What Is Colon Cancer?
Colon Cancer occurs when a tumor (or abnormal growth of malignant cells) forms within the colon or rectum.
cancer, also called: cancer of the intestine,
colorectal cancer, and intestinal cancer.
Most colon cancers have no symptoms. When symptoms are present, some of the most common symptoms are:
What Causes Colon Cancer?
The exact cause of colon cancer is unknown. However, a high fat, low fiber diet may also be linked to colon cancer.
How is Colon Cancer Diagnosed?
Colon cancer is diagnosed via a test called a colonoscopy.
How is Colon Caner treated?
The treatment for colon cancer depends on several factors including:
The most common form of treatment for colon cancer is surgery. In most cases, the surgeon removes the portion of the colon or rectum containing the cancer. Other treatment options include chemotherapy and radiation.
Complications of Colon Cancer
Some of the complications are: recurrence of the cancer and growth to other organs or tissues.
Colon Cancer Statistics
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