Colon is a long muscular tube connecting the small intestine to the rectum. The colon is a highly
specialised organ that is responsible for processing waste so that emptying the bowels is easy and
convenient. The colon removes water from the stool, and stores the solid stool. Once or twice a day
it empties its contents into the rectum to begin the process of elimination.
The rectum is an 8-inch chamber that connects the colon to the anus. It is the rectum's job to receive stool from the colon, to let you know that there is stool to be evacuated, and to hold the stool until evacuation happens.
Cancer that begins in the colon is called colon cancer, and cancer that begins in the rectum is called rectal cancer. Cancers affecting either of these organs also may be called colorectal cancer.
Colorectal cancer occurs when some of the cells that line the colon or the rectum become abnormal and grow out of control. The abnormal growing cells create a tumor.
Family History Of Colon Cancer
Low Fiber, High Fat diet
Eat a good amount of fruits, vegetable and whole grains
Drink alcohol in moderation if cannot be avoided
Maintain a healthy weight