Colon cancer can cause a person to feel tired or weak, lose weight, and have general discomfort in their digestive system and bowel movements. In the later stages of colon cancer, the cancer can spread beyond the rectum into other parts of the body. In stage III colon cancer, the lymph nodes that reside nearby are infected. In the final stage of colon cancer, stage IV, the cancer has spread to other organs, such as the liver or lungs.
- Q Why are some people not screened for colon cancer?
- Q If I have a family history of colon cancer, when should I begin screening?
- Q Does colon cancer affect women differently than men?
- Q How important is colon cancer screening?
- Q What are the survival rates for colon cancer by stage?
- Q How is colorectal cancer staged?