Colon Cancer Health Center
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Genetics Could Explain Racial Disparity in Colon Cancer
Colorectal cancer is a common form of cancer that generally is seen in people over the age of 50. Screening for this disease is extremely important and can actually help prevent it.
Cancer always starts in the cells, which make up the tissue that is found in the colon and rectum and throughout the body. Cells have a life of their own – they grow and mature and eventually die off, at which point they’re replaced.
Sometimes, though, something goes haywire – new cells might form even though the body does not need them, and sometimes...