What Is Colorectal Cancer?
Colorectal Cancer is a cancer found in either the colon or the rectum. According to the Colon Cancer Prevention Project, 1 in 20 people will get colorectal cancer. In Kentucky, there have been more than 20,000 cases of colorectal cancer in the last 10 years.
How does Colorectal Cancer start?
Certain spots on the colon or rectal wall begin to form what are known as polyps. Not all polyps are cancerous. However, polyps do have the potential to turn into a cancerous cell. Once cancerous, polyps may start to grow into the wall of one’s colon/rectum.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of colorectal cancer include but are not limited to:
• Rectal Bleeding
• Irregular Bowel Habits
• Stomach Pain
• Dark blood in stool
• Weight loss
• Weakness and fatigue