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Colon cancer is a serious disease that occurs when cancerous cells originate in the tissues of the colon. As with most cancer, there are usually no early signs of the disease. When symptoms do appear, they can include bowel problems such as blood in the stool, narrow stools, and diarrhea or constipation. Because other conditions may cause the same symptoms, it is important to see your healthcare provider if you experience any of them.
Some tests used to diagnose the cancer include digital rectal exams, fecal occult blood tests (FOBT), and colonoscopies. A few treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and a combination of treatments. There are several factors that can affect your prognosis, including the stage and type of your cancer, your age, and your response to treatment. Among the risk factors for colon cancer are a history of ulcerative colitis (ulcers in the lining of the large intestine) or Crohn's disease and a family history of colon or rectal cancer.
(Click Colon Cancer for the full eMedTV article on this topic. This article provides more detail about colon cancer symptoms, as well as the disease's different stages and prognosis. You can also click on the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)