Colon cancer

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What is colon cancer?

Colon cancer is cancer of the large intestine (colon) which is the lower part of the digestive tract.

Common symptoms reported by people with colon cancer

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with colon cancer

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
colon cancer (5)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
3
Tried for
colon cancer (3)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
colon cancer (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
colon cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
colon cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
2
Tried for
colon cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
colon cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
colon cancer (1)

Data from patients with colon cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with colon cancer

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for colon cancer (4 evaluations)
Side effects
hair loss insomnia 5 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
colon cancer (5)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for colon cancer (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
colon cancer (3)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
colon cancer (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for colon cancer (4 evaluations)
Side effects
need to eat to help with nausea
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
colon cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
colon cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for colon cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
abdominal pain Hospitalization
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
colon cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
colon cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for colon cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
colon cancer (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with colon cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has colon cancer on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 13
30s 34
40s 103
50s 154
60s 118
70+ 80
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 12
30-39 years 14
40-49 years 36
50-59 years 31
60-69 years 15
70+ years 8

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 212
Female 300

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 358
Not Diagnosed 23

These charts show data from colon cancer patients who have completed their condition history
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