Colon/Bowel Cancer


Colon cancer also known as bowel cancer is cancer of the large bowel (colon or rectum). It is the third most common cancer in men and women in the U.S. Colon/Bowel cancer begins with a growth on the inner lining of the bowel, called a polyp. Some polyps, but not all, change into cancer over time. Treatment includes local or systemic therapies, depending on the extent of the cancer.