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

The death of actor and “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman at 43 years of ages shines a spotlight on the danger of colon cancer, especially “young onset” colorectal cancer which is on the rise amongst individuals under the age of 50. Here are a couple of things to learn about the illness.
What is colon cancer, and what are the symptoms?
Colon cancer, also called colorectal cancer, starts in the colon in the digestive system and tends to grow slowly over lots of years. It usually starts as a growth of tissue called a polyp, and eliminating the polyp …