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 for colon cancer

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Compare treatments taken by people with colon cancer

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Got a question about living with colon cancer? Members in the forum might have the answers.

Who has colon cancer on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 4 new patients joined this month
  • 521 say colon cancer is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 20
30s 47
40s 106
50s 182
60s 163
70+ 119
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 14
30-39 years 14
40-49 years 39
50-59 years 33
60-69 years 19
70+ years 7

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 288
Female 366

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 418
Not Diagnosed 30

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