Q: What is colon cancer?

A: Colorectal cancer refers to the growth of abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the body.

Q: What causes colorectal cancer?

A: The exact cause of colon cancer is not known. However, a family history of colon cancer or polyps, Ulcerative Colitis or Crohns, smoking, obesity, heavy alcohol use, and diets high in red meat have been linked to the disease.

Q: What are the symptoms of colorectal cancer?

A: Colorectal polyps and colorectal cancer don’t usually have symptoms. That’s why getting screened regularly is so important.