The symptoms in women and men may be so subtle or nonexistent that colon cancer can go undetected until it's too late. The recommendation is to have a colonoscopy by the age of 50. However, if you have a family history of colon cancer, then speak with your doctor so that she/he may determine whether or not you should have the procedure done. The screening options are there.
While each journey is unique, we all share a common theme - cancer changes our lives forever.
And now for our feature of journeys brought to you by the National Cancer Institute