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What is colon cancer?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Cancer of the colon
Cancer that forms in the tissues of the colon (the longest part of the large intestine).
Most colon cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). There are estimated 103, 170 (colon); 40, 290 (rectal) new cases and 51, 690 (colon and rectal combined) deaths from colon cancer in us in 2012. Screening with colonoscopy started at age of 50.

In brief: Cancer of the colon
Cancer that forms in the tissues of the colon (the longest part of the large intestine).
Most colon cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). There are estimated 103, 170 (colon); 40, 290 (rectal) new cases and 51, 690 (colon and rectal combined) deaths from colon cancer in us in 2012. Screening with colonoscopy started at age of 50.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Kyle Cologne
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Cancer
Colon cancer mostly arises from cells lining the large intestine.
In most cases, they go through a series of changes (and start off as a polyp). With time, this progresses to cancer. This underscores the importance of appropriate screening (e.g. With colonoscopy) to detect and remove polyps before they turn into cancer. Recommendations are different based on risk factors, so ask your doctor today.

In brief: Cancer
Colon cancer mostly arises from cells lining the large intestine.
In most cases, they go through a series of changes (and start off as a polyp). With time, this progresses to cancer. This underscores the importance of appropriate screening (e.g. With colonoscopy) to detect and remove polyps before they turn into cancer. Recommendations are different based on risk factors, so ask your doctor today.
Dr. Kyle Cologne
Dr. Kyle Cologne
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See below
Colon cancer usually develops from a polyp which is an abnormal growth of abnormal cells ultimately leading to colon cancer with or without spread to other parts of your body and ultimately death if untreated.
Early detection of polyps by colonoscopy in folks over 50 or who have risk factors is the best way to prevent colon cancer.

In brief: See below
Colon cancer usually develops from a polyp which is an abnormal growth of abnormal cells ultimately leading to colon cancer with or without spread to other parts of your body and ultimately death if untreated.
Early detection of polyps by colonoscopy in folks over 50 or who have risk factors is the best way to prevent colon cancer.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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