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Colon cancer usually begins as a small polyp. While most colon polyps are benign, some do go on to become cancerous. Colon cancer symptoms may include a change in bowel habits or bleeding, but usually colon cancer produces no symptoms.
In its early stages, the most likely warning signs include:
Nationwide, colon cancer screening tests have reduced the number of deaths from this disease. Thus, it’s important to have a regular colonoscopy. If the cancer is found early, it can usually be cured with surgery alone; rarely will patients need a permanent colostomy.
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