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How does Colon Cancer Develop?

Colon cancer generally develops from tiny growths called polyps inside the colon or rectum. Polyps start out as small harmless growths on the inner wall of the colon. However as polyps grow larger, some may turn into cancer.

When polyps and colon cancer are found and treated early, there is a 90 per cent survival rate. This is why it is so important to be screened regularly.
Get a home screening test (FIT)

Newfoundland and Labrador Colon Cancer Screening Program




Updated May 28, 2018