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This paper discusses colon cancer, with emphasis on the difficulties of diagnosis and the wide range of options available for early detection. It considers family history and genetic factors and looks at the pros and cons of the various diagnostic tests available, including a few still in development. It covers ways to detect a genetic predisposition to the disease. Since colon cancer often does not give early symptoms, it emphasizes the need for careful monitoring, especially in people particularly susceptible to this disease. The paper describes how colon cancer is treated once diagnosed.
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Colon Cancer (2005, May 18) Retrieved September 26, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/essay/colon-cancer-58659/
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