According to a survey, colon cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the U.S., and is expected to rise to 95,520 new cases by the end of the year 2017. Colon cancer happens when the tumorous growth develops in the large intestine. The advancement in technology has helped diagnose, screen and treat the cancer, improving the survival rate amongst the patients.
Mostly, Colon Cancer occurs along with rectal cancer together known as colorectal cancer. Rectal cancer occurs in the rectum – the last inches of the large intestine. The exact causes for Colon cancer are unknown but it has been studied that it is mostly because of the precancerous polyps present in the large intestine. The polyps are already present and are typically benign but sometimes they start growing malignant causing threat to the life of the patient if not removed in the early stages.