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 »

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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 »

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Healthy lifestyle habits and regular colorectal cancer screenings can help prevent the development of colon cancer, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. Maintaining a healthy weight, alcohol use moder... More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »