1:23 people will develop colon cancer.1
5%-10% of these are hereditary.2
Colon cancer (sometimes called "colorectal cancer") often begins as an abnormal cell growth in the colon (the large intestine) called a polyp. Not all polyps are cancerous, but some polyps can develop into cancer.
Learn more about the signs and symptoms of colon cancer from the American Cancer Society.
The risk factors for colon cancer are:
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