The symptoms of colon cancer depend on different factors like the part of the colon which has been affected, how it has spread and how big the tumor is. Usually the individuals with colon cancer does not experience the symptoms in the early stage. But as the cancer grows gradually, the person can experience the symptoms of colon cancer and the symptoms includes diarrhea, constipation, narrow stools, change in consistency of the stools, rectal bleeding, cramps in the abdomen, pain during bowel movement, weakness, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, anemia and weight loss.
The treatment of colon cancer depends on many criteria such as the type and stage of the cancer, medical history and age. There are many treatments for cancer, but the most common options for treatment of colon cancer are chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy. The surgery of colon cancer is known as colectomy and in this surgery the doctor will remove the part of the colon that contains the cancer causing cells.
The medications for the colon cancer are mostly taken in combination, as the combination of drugs works much better than a single drug. The most commonly used medications for colon cancer are fluorouracil with leucovorin, fluorouracil, leucovorin and oxaliplatin and capecitabine with irinotecan or oxaliplatin.
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