Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in this country. It's actually pretty treatable, if you catch it in time. However, a lot of people don't go to the doctor when they start experiencing symptoms. Maybe it's because of embarrassment, or they don't want to deal with any of the tests, I don't know.
However, I find it sad that so many people die every year from a type of cancer that has such a good survival rate when treated.