Colon cancer is cancer of the colon, according to Mayo Clinic. Colon cancer is also known as colorectal cancer, which refers to cancers that start in the colon and rectum. The colon is a part of the digestive system also... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

The signs and symptoms of colon cancer include rectal bleeding, diarrhea, constipation and chronic stomach discomfort, according to Mayo Clinic. However, symptoms can vary depending on the extent of the condition. In man... More »

Persistent abdominal pain, sometimes associated with gas or cramps, may occur in patients with colon cancer, states Mayo Clinic. In the early stages of the disease, there are often no symptoms. When symptoms occur, they ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

Colon cancer symptoms include a change in bowel habits such as diarrhea or constipation as well as a change in the consistency of an individual's stool, explains Mayo Clinic. Individuals with any colon cancer symptoms sh... More »

Colon cancer patients usually experience no symptoms in the early stages of the disease, explains WebMD. Warning signs which appear as the disease progresses include changes in bowel movements, such as frequent constipat... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

Colon cancer awareness bracelets are typically dark blue and can have sayings printed on them, such as "No One Fights Alone" or "Cancer Survivor," states Choose Hope. Dark blue is the official color for colon cancer awar... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

A physician sometimes orders blood tests to determine if a patient has colorectal cancer or to help monitor the disease after diagnosis, according to the American Cancer Society. If those tests show signs that the patien... More »