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What causes stage III colon cancer?

Although there are a number of risk factors that can increase someone's chances for developing colon cancer, the actual cause of stage III colon cancer is generally unknown. Something causes healthy cells to begin growing abnormally. In some people, these overgrown cell areas can become stage III colon cancer.

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How does stage III colon cancer affect the body?
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