Colon Cancer

By: Alexis D. and Kylie M.

Background Info.

The cancer occurs in the lining of the colon or rectum. They often start as non-cancerous polyps, with no symptoms. It's a high risk for people over the age of 50. When the cancer starts some commonly experienced symptoms include changes in bowel habits, changes in stool consistency, blood in the stool, and abdominal discomfort.


Treatments all depend on size, if its small it can be removed, if it's too big it need chemotherapy or radiation. It also depends on how far it has already spread. 100,000 people per year die from colon cancer. Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Eastern Regional Medical Center is one of the many cancer centers in pa.


Growth factors, like Insulin growth factors, are often the top effects of colon cancer. Diabetes can put you at a higher risk for colon cancer, so does IBD. Growth factors differ from cyclin because cyclins are chemicals. Apoptosis would kill the cancerous cells.
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