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Colon cancer occurs when malignant cells develop in the colon, also known as the large intestine. Risk factors for the condition include:
Various symptoms are possible with colon cancer; however, they usually don't appear in the early stages. Once a diagnosis is confirmed, the stage needs to be determined to devise the most appropriate treatment plan.
(Click Colon Cancer to learn more about specific symptoms, tests used to make a diagnosis, treatment options, and more.)
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