COLON CANCER

PEYTON WITT

What is Colon Cancer?

Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestines. Colon cancer involves the lower part of your digestive system. The cells begin as noncancerous clumps. When these cells lose normal control mechanisms they begin to invade other surrounding tissues.

How do I know I have it?

- Chance in bowel habits (diarrhea or constipation)


- Rectal bleeding


-Persistent abdominal discomfort

-Weakness or fatigue

-Unexplained weight loss

What will help?

-Surgery

-Chemotherapy

-Radiation Therapy

-Targeted Therapy

Whats the prognosis?

The long-term outlook after treatment depends on what stage the cancer was found. Making an early detection is critical. Surgery is the primary treatment choice for most cancer cases, resulting in the cure of about %50 of patients.

Why talk about Colon cancer in the first place?

I picked Colon cancer as my topic because it kills many people every year. I also picked this type of Cancer because it is not as known as some of the others.