Colon-Cancer Q&A: What to Know – Wall Street Journal

The death of star and “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman at 43 years of ages shines a spotlight on the threat of colon cancer, especially “young start” colorectal cancer which is on the increase amongst individuals under the age of 50. Here are a couple of things to understand about the disease. What is colon cancer, and what are the symptoms? Colon cancer, likewise called colorectal cancer, starts in the colon in the digestion system and tends to grow slowly over several years. It typically begins as a growth of tissue called a polyp, and removing the polyp …

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