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 start” colorectal cancer which is on the increase amongst individuals under the age of 50. Here are a few things to know about the illness.
What is colon cancer, and what are the symptoms?
Colon cancer, likewise called colorectal cancer, starts in the colon in the digestive system and tends to grow slowly over several years. It generally starts as a development of tissue called a polyp, and eliminating the polyp …