Colon cancer is the growth of cancer in the large intestine. The large intestine, or colon, absorbs water and nutrients from foods. After, the colon passes the solid waste to the rectum for storage, before it is eliminated from the body.
Treatment for colon cancer depends on how early it is detected, or if the cancer has spread.
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