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Things to know about Colon Cancer and its types

Things to know about Colon Cancer and its types

The cells of the lining grow abnormally which means that their cell cycle gets disturbed and the cells continue to grow nonstop.  When the cancer starts in the colon then it is referred as colon cancer and if it begins at the rectum then it is known as the rectal cancer. As in any case the cancer spreads to both the colon and rectum therefore, together it is known as the colorectal cancer. In majority cases the cancer develops adenomatous polyps that alter the cellular DNA. Further, people with family history of colon cancer are likely at greater risk of having it. Colon Cancer treatment in Udaipur is famous for its recovery and treatment results as we use the best technology and best doctors in the field. Further, lifestyle changes and switching to a healthier diet plan reduce the risk to a great extent.


  • Severe stomach pain
  • Blood in stool
  • Anemia
  • Change in bowl pattern
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Unable to digest food properly
  • Feeling of bloating
  • Poor appetite
  • Difficulty in swallowing food

There are a lot of factors that might increase the risk of having Colon Cancer such as

  • Inflammatory disease such as Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis
  • Previous history of polyps
  • High cholesterol rich diet and low fiber in diet
  • Obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • High acidity in stomach
  • Smoking
  • Drinking
  • Exposure to radiations
  • Diabetes

Different types of Colon Cancer

  • Primary Colorectal Lymphomas:  This type of cancer develops in the lymphatic system. It is a rare type of colorectal cancer that occurs only in 0.5 % of other cancer types. Generally, it occurs in men and causes symptoms such as diarrhea, sudden weight loss, severe stomach pain etc.  It can be treated with surgical procedure, chemotherapy or Radiation therapy.
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors : It is also a rare type of cancer that is found in the gastrointestinal  tract. In this the cancer is mostly spread in the stomach and then spreads to the small intestine, colon and rectum. The symptoms in this take years to show in some cases. Some of the symptoms include fatigue, weakness, anemia, blood in stool, vomiting and abdominal pain. It is diagnosed by endoscopy, colonoscopy and imaging tests.  It can be treated with target therapy or surgical procedure.
  • Hereditary Colon Cancer: A large number of people suffer from colorectal cancer due to genetic mutation that is passed from previous generation. If the cancer lies in the genes then the risk of having it is greater. To eliminate the chances of having it and better treatment options, one should get the test done as early as possible.
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis(FAP): Familial Adenomatous Polyposis occurs accounts for more than 1 percent of colorectal cancer. In this type of cancer multiple polyps are developed. In some cases the number exceeds even thousands.  It can occur at any time of life and in severe cases the colon is removed to prevent adversity.

Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Center provides one of the best Colon Cancer treatment in Udaipur. We have a team of specialized Oncologist and Colon Cancer doctors in Jaipur, who are always available in case of any emergency. For any query regarding colon cancer contact Bhagwan Mahaveer cancer hospital and research center for expert assistance.


At BMCHRC, our commitment to excellence extends beyond medical treatment—it encompasses holistic care, compassionate support, and a relentless pursuit of innovation. With BMCHRC as your partner in healing, you can rest assured that you're in capable hands, supported by a team dedicated to guiding you towards a brighter, cancer-free future.