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Does colon cancer affect digestive system?

5 doctors weighed in
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

This is a hard question to answer. So many other things cause digestive problems, one should not jump to the conclusion or worry about colon cancer initially.
The colon, as the lower part of the digestive system , can cause obstructive symptoms if a large tumor is present. But, don't make that your initial assumption. Go see your doctor.

In brief: Maybe

This is a hard question to answer. So many other things cause digestive problems, one should not jump to the conclusion or worry about colon cancer initially.
The colon, as the lower part of the digestive system , can cause obstructive symptoms if a large tumor is present. But, don't make that your initial assumption. Go see your doctor.
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Dr. Stephen Lloyd
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The colon is the last 5 feet of the 20 foot long digestive tract.
Fortunately, cancer is much more rare in the other portions of the GI tract. Colonoscopy can prevent 80% of colon cancers by removing polyps before then turn into cancer (process takes 10 years!).

In brief: Yes

The colon is the last 5 feet of the 20 foot long digestive tract.
Fortunately, cancer is much more rare in the other portions of the GI tract. Colonoscopy can prevent 80% of colon cancers by removing polyps before then turn into cancer (process takes 10 years!).
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