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 How do other illnesses affect colon cancer?
- Q How does a family history of colon cancer affect routine screening?
- Q Why is it important that colon cancer is detected early?
- Q What is recurrent colon cancer?
- Q What is hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (HNPCC)?
- Q Is colorectal cancer different from colon cancer?