Also known as bowel cancer, colon cancer, or rectal cancer, it usually begins as small, benign (noncancerous) clumps of cells called polyps that form on the inside of the colon (large intestine).
Polyps may be small and produce few, if any, symptoms during the early stages of the disease. Because of this, USPSTF (US Preventive Services Task Force) guidelines recommend screening tests begin no later than age 50.
The exact cause of colorectal cancer is not known, but the following is a list of contributing factors that are known to be strongly linked to the disease, including but not limited to…
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