By: Greysen Herbert 4-8-16
In most cases, its not clear what causes colon cancer. It is like other cancers, as it begins when cells have a mutation in their DNA. There are some inherited genes that can increase the risk of colon cancer.
Some symptoms of colon cancer are: a change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding, blood in stool, persistent abdominal discomfort, weakness or fatigue, and unexplained weight loss.
Colon cancer is the 4th most common cancer in both men and women.
Treatment includes surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted drug therapy, supportive care, and alternative medicine.
A colonoscopy can detect colon cancer