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Colon cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the colon. Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon), the lower part of your digestive system. Rectal cancer is cancer of the last several inches of the colon. Together, they're often referred to as colorectal cancers. Health history can affect the risk of developing colon cancer. Signs of colon cancer include blood in the stool or a change in bowel habits.
HOW IS COLON CANCER DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis will be done by the general physician or an Oncologist who will carry out a series of blood and other lab tests in order to check the cause of the symptoms like constipation, fatigue, loose motions, fever, changes in the colour of the stool and rectal bleeding. A Colonoscopy, CT Scan and X Ray will also be used for diagnosis.
HOW IS COLON CANCER TREATED?
Treatment for colon cancer includes removal of polyps, minimal invasive surgery and even Endoscopic mucosal resection. If the cancer has spread, partial colectomy along with surgery is suggested. Also, the patient would have to undergo radiation and chemotherapy depending on the course of the treatment. Targeted drugs like Bevacizumab (Avastin) and Cetuximab (Erbitux) could be used.
DID YOU KNOW?
Diagnosing colon cancer in its early stages provides the greatest chance for cure.