Colon cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer, yet many people are uncomfortable talking about it. Colon cancer begins as a growth on the lining of the colon or rectum. This growth is called a polyp. Over time, some polyps may develop into cancer.
Colon cancer can occur in anyone and does not discriminate. However, studies have shown that those who fall into the following categories are at a greater risk of developing the disease:
Oftentimes, symptoms do not appear in the early stages of the disease. Do not wait for these symptoms before talking to your doctor about screening.
Take steps to prevent & lower your risk of colon cancer. Here is what you can do: