Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is one of the most common and deadly cancers in the United States. Colon cancers begin as benign polyps in the colon or rectum and can take years to develop into cancer.
Polyps usually grow on the lining of the colon, but they can develop anywhere in the large intestine. Most polyps are benign growths and have few if any symptoms. Overtime if they become larger, they can become cancerous, and certain symptoms will appear.