Colon cancer is caused due to the uncontrolled growth of cells that initiates with the cells in the large intestine. It is different from the rectal cancer, as it occurs mainly in the rectum. But colon cancer often takes place together in what is known as colorectal cancer. Colon cancer cells constantly grow and split in the intestine.
This infographic focuses on the benefits of catching colon cancer early, identifying the people at greatest risk for developing colon cancer, and the steps you can take to detect colon cancer early or even prevent it altogether.