Colon cancer, known also as colorectal cancer, is cancer that occurs in the colon or the rectum and spreads throughout the digestive system and onward.
According to the American Cancer Society, a surprising 1 in 24 women and 1 in 22 men will, over the course of their lives, develop colon cancer. It’s the third most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the US, and it’s the cause behind the second most deadly cancer in the nation.
If you’re concerned about this cancer, or your family has a history of it, it’s a good idea to be aware of the signs and symptoms that point to the development of this disease. But there are some lesser-known symptoms that you may be experiencing that you weren’t aware could point to the condition.
Some signs make themselves very obviously known, but some signs are quiet and do not show themselves as obviously. These are the types of symptoms that you need to be aware of.