Five Things To Know About Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer forms in the tissues of the colon, which is part of the large intestine. Colon cancer incidence in the United States is declining rapidly overall, but is increasing among young adults, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society.

Here are five things to know about colon cancer — from risk factors for the disease to what your options are for getting screened.

 

Learn more about colon cancer and treatment from the Colon and Rectal Cancer Center at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center.

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