Information About Collin Cancer
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, among other things, weight loss for no apparent reason, stools that are narrower than usual, vomiting, and feeling very tired.
Some risk factors for the condition include being 50 years of age or older and having a personal history of colon polyps or a family history of colon cancer, rectal cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, or breast cancer. Some of the methods used to treat this disease include chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy.
(Click Colon Cancer for the full eMedTV article on this topic. This article provides more detail about specific colon cancer symptoms and risk factors, as well as how to decide on the most appropriate treatment for colon cancer. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)