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Colon CancerThe human colon is a muscular, tube-shaped organ measuring about 4 feet long. It extends from the end of your small bowel to your anus. Most colon cancers start as adenomatous polyps that turn into adenocarcinomas. Colon cancer (bowel cancer) is typically diagnosed through a colonoscopy or other type of endoscopic procedures. Treatment methods include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
Is Blood in Stool SeriousBlood in the stool may be an indication of a serious health problem, like bowel cancer. But it’s more likely the result of a minor condition, like hemorrhoids. Only your doctor can say for sure, however.
SigmoidoscopySigmoidoscopy is a procedure in which a doctor looks in your large intestine using a long, flexible fiberoptic camera. This is a common test for cancers and other diseases of the colon.
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