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Another word for large intestine is 'colon'. A type of cancer which develops in the large intestine of a person is called Colon Cancer. The reason for the development of such a cancer is unknown and there are no visible symptoms seen in most of the people suffering from this condition. However, we can associate diarrhea, weight loss, constipation, abdominal pain and blood in stool with colon cancer. Serious problems like blockage of colon and spread of cancer to other organs can arise due to this condition.
HOW IS COLON CANCER DIAGNOSED?
Less than a million cases are reported each year, on colon cancer.