Colorectal Cancer (CRC) starts as a growth on the inner lining of the colon or the rectum. This growth is called polyps but not all polyps are cancerous. Polyps grow in size as well as in number, thereby increasing the risk of them becoming cancerous. If detected early, CRC is not only treatable but preventable. A timely test is required and the polyps should be removed as soon as possible. In the United States, the second-leading cause of cancer deaths IS CRC.
Though not unique to CRC, a few common signs and symptoms are:
Some people are considered to be at higher risk of developing CRC. They include people with:
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