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saltandpepper

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Colon Cancer's Stages
« on: February 22, 2013, 11:01:58 AM »
Colon cancer is one of the most common type of cancer. It is very treatable,if caught early.
Stages of a tumor and risk factors:
Stage 0 : Cancer has not grown beyond the inner layer of the colon wall
Stage 1 : Grown to outer layer of wall
Stage 2 : Tumor is through walls not spread to lymph nodes
Stage 3 : Spread to lymph nodes
Stage 4 : Cancer spreads to distant sites in body,such as liver or lung

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Re: Colon Cancer's Stages
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 11:03:12 AM »
How the tumor begins??What are the risk factors?

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Re: Colon Cancer's Stages
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 11:08:33 AM »
How tumor begins?
Normal tissue forms a polyp projecting from colon wall.Over time polyp becomes a tumor.

Risk factors:
-Age
-Family history of colon cancer
-Patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease