What is colon cancer?
Colon cancer is cancer that starts in the inside lining of the colon, which is part of your large intestine. Not counting skin cancers, it’s the third most diagnosed cancer today. Because they are similar, colon and rectal cancer are often grouped and called colorectal cancer.
This type of cancer is highly preventable and treatable when caught early. According to data from the CDC, there are more than 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer each year in the United States. However, this number has decreased over the last two decades—most likely due to increased compliance with screening and polyp removal.
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