What Is a Colonoscopy? 

What is a colonoscopy? This procedure detects early signs of colon, or colorectal, cancer that make your chances of recovery and survival more likely.

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Symptoms of Colon Polyps 

Most colon polyps are benign, but some develop into colorectal cancer. There are usually no symptoms of colon polyps, but see your doctor if they do occur.

Bowel Cancer Symptoms 

Bowel cancer can be deadly if caught late. Regular screenings and seeing your doctor ASAP if you recognize any bowel cancer symptoms can save your life.

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Colon Cancer Risk Factors 

Though colon cancer can develop at any age, your medical history, lifestyle choices, and family history all affect your risk factors for colon cancer.

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Colon Cancer Treatment 

There are various treatment choices for colon cancer. Which may work best for you? Your treatment depends on the type, size, location, and stage of your cancer.

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Surgery for Colon Cancer 

During colorectal surgery, often a colectomy, parts of the colon or rectum are surgically removed (sometimes the entire rectum). Here’s what you should know.


When You Have an Ileostomy 

During an ileostomy, healthcare providers either remove or disconnect your colon (large intestine) and sometimes part of the last section of your ileum.