Cancer.org states that colorectal cancer will cause an estimated 50,000 deaths in 2018 which makes it the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women in the United States. The Studies from the American Cancer Society show colorectal cancer starts in the colon or the rectum and gas the potential to spread. Most colorectal cancers start as a growth on the inner lining of the colon or rectum. These growths are called polyps.
Other related names are colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on their point of origin. Colon cancer and rectal cancer are often grouped together because they have many features in common.
Some symptoms are constipation, diarrhea, bloody stool and abdominal pain to name a few. check out the full episode of First Aid with Kelly Kinkaid and learn more with Dr. Lynn O’Connor.