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Diagnosed at 16: A Colon Cancer Personal Story

Darrick, also known as Harleyman71 on WebMD, shared his uplifting story with WebMD the Magazine.

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Understanding Colorectal Cancer -- The Basics

Inside your abdominal cavity is the long, tubular digestive tract. The second part of this tube -- the large intestine -- is composed of the colon, which stretches 4 feet to 6 feet, and the rectum, which is only 4 inches to 6 inches long. The inner lining of this "colorectal tube" can be a fertile breeding ground for small tumors, called polyps (Figure 1). About a quarter of all adults in the U.S. older than age 50 will have at least one colorectal polyp. Most colorectal cancers develop from polyps...

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Colon Cancer Story: 1 Man’s Survivor Story

As Johnny Pauls discovered, preventive screening can detect colon cancer early -- when it can be cured. Find out more in this WebMD video.

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