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What sort of disease is colon cancer?
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In brief: Cancer
Colon cancer is a cancer of the large intestine (colon).
Surgery is generally required to remove the portion of colon involved with cancer. Colonoscopy is performed to prevent colon cancer. Polyps, small growths, , which can turn into cancer, are removed during a colonoscopy so they don't turn into a cancer.

In brief: Cancer
Colon cancer is a cancer of the large intestine (colon).
Surgery is generally required to remove the portion of colon involved with cancer. Colonoscopy is performed to prevent colon cancer. Polyps, small growths, , which can turn into cancer, are removed during a colonoscopy so they don't turn into a cancer.
Dr. Matthew Lublin
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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology
10 doctors agree
In brief: Colon Cancer
It is a cancer that starts in the large intestine.
One of the risk factors of this cancer is someone in your family who has had it or polyps on their exam. It can present with bleeding from the rectum but it is mostly preventable with screening colonoscopy and learning your family history. High fiber in your diet helps lower your risk. Hope this helps.

In brief: Colon Cancer
It is a cancer that starts in the large intestine.
One of the risk factors of this cancer is someone in your family who has had it or polyps on their exam. It can present with bleeding from the rectum but it is mostly preventable with screening colonoscopy and learning your family history. High fiber in your diet helps lower your risk. Hope this helps.
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