Colon Cancer or Colorectal Cancer begins when a cancerous tumor grows in the lining of the colon, which is a part of large-intestine of a human body. This cancerous tumor can spread to other parts of the body. This article will tell you about symptoms, causes, and treatments of Colon Cancer.
What Is Colon Cancer?
When we eat food, the food is digested in the mouth and small intestine and undigested food enters the large intestine. Colon or large-intestine of a human body stores waste. The length of the human colon is about 6 feet. Colon Cancer is the growth of malignant (cancerous) tumor in the colon.
Colon Cancer Facts:
According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 23 women and 1 man out of 21 men in U.S.A develop Colon Cancer.
About 135,000 cases of Colon Cancer were diagnosed in 2017 in the U.S.