Colon Cancer

What is it?

It is a cancer of the colon, located at the digestive tract's lower end.
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Symptoms

  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Changes in stool consistency
  • Blood in stool
  • Constipation
  • Narrow stool
  • Passing excessive amount of gas
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Weight loss

Treatments

The treatment depends on the size, location, and how far the cancer has spread. The most common treatments for colon cancer are surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

Testing Procedures

There are different ways to test colon cancer. The different ways are blood test, colonoscopy, or Cologuard.

Statistics

The American Cancer Society estimated that there will be 95,270 new cases in 2016. The lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is about 1 in 21 for men and 1 in 23 for women.

Colon cancer is the third-leading cancer related deaths in the United States. The cancer society estimated that there will be about 49,190 deaths during 2016.

Work Cited

"Colon Cancer." - Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic Staff, 22 Aug. 2013. Web. 15 Feb. 2016.

Colon Cancer. Digital image. Medicine Net. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Feb. 2016.

"Colon Cancer: Medical Animation." Colon Cancer: Medical Animation. N.p., 01 Jan. 0001. Web. 15 Feb. 2016.

"Key Statistics for Colorectal Cancer." Key Statistics for Colorectal Cancer. N.p., 20 Jan. 2016. Web. 15 Feb. 2016.