Colon cancer is a type of cancer that begins with the colon (large intestine). The colon is part of the digestive system. The function of the colon is to reabsorb fluids and process waste products from the body. The colon consists of four parts: descending colon, ascending colon, transverse colon, and sigmoid colon. Colon cancer is also known as colorectal cancer or rectal cancer or rectum cancer.
Colorectal cancer begins as small, noncancerous (benign) clumps of cells (called polyps) that form inside the colon. Some colon cancer is benign and some over time become malignant.
If the sign and symptoms are indicative of colon cancer. The doctor may recommend some tests to confirm the treatment plan, which includes-
Colon Cancer Treatment depends on the severity of cancer and the physical condition of the patient. It may also vary according to the part affected like, ascending colon, descending colon, etc.