is a type of cancer
that begins in the large intestine (colon). The colon is the final part of the digestive tract.Colon cancer
typically affects older adults, though it can happen at any age. It usually begins as small, noncancerous (benign) clumps of cells
called polyps that form on the inside of the colon. Over time some of these polyps can become colon cancers.Polyps may be small and produce few, if any, symptoms. For this reason, doctors recommend regular screening tests to help prevent colon cancer
by identifying and removing polyps before they turn into cancer.
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