With the recent death of world-renowned American actress Natalie Desselle, there has been a lot of attention on Colon Cancer.
cancer begins in the large intestine. And the colon is the last part of the digestive tract. These cancers are more common in adults and usually begin as small, noncancerous clusters of cells called polyps inside the large intestine.
Polyps are very small and it is important to identify them before they become a cancer. Accordingly, detecting and removing polyps can prevent cancer. Many treatments are available to control colon cancer, including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy and drug treatments.
So today we are going bring to you about symptoms of Colon Cancer. Signs and symptoms of cancer include:
Weakness or fatigue.
A persistent change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool.
A feeling that your bowel doesn’t empty completely.
Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool.
Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas or pain and unexplained weight loss.
In addition, in the stools (poops) of patients with cancer can be seen changes. Blood may mix with the stools and cause the stools turn to black. It’s lool like tar.
But remember, colon cancer does not show any symptoms at an early stage. Because those symptoms depend on the cancer’s size and location in your large intestine. A exact cause of colon cancer has not yet been identified. But certain risk factors, including diet, tobacco and smoking, and heavy alcohol consumption, are closely linked to this cancer.
However, eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, avoiding alcohol, smoking, exercising, and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce the risk of developing this cancer.
So if you have any of these symptoms , please meet a doctor as soon as possible.