Colon cancer is a common type of cancer – the third most common cancer in both males and females in the U.S. It is characterized by a malignant tumor growing in the inner wall of the large intestine (rectum or colon)
The cancer is often described as a ‘silent killer’ as sometimes there may be no early warning signs. However, there a few symptoms you can look out for if indeed you suspect that cancer might be affecting your insides.
Read the following below for signs of colon cancer:
1) Stomach cramps
Constant cramping may be a sign that cancer cells have begun to form in your colon.
2) Irregular Bowel Movements
Pay attention to the frequency, consistency and appearance of your bowel movements.
3) Sudden weight loss
One of the symptoms you have to look out for is the sudden change or drop in your weight. When this occurs then immediately consult a doctor.
If you’re getting enough sleep and have a healthy diet but still feel tired on a daily basis, then consult your doctor. Cancer cells can sap your energy and cause blood loss.
5) Blood in stool
Often the appearance of blood in stool, or having oddly colored feces could be a sign of cancer.
How to prevent colon cancer:
1) Eat fruits, vegetables and grains to regularly to improve digestive system
2) Exercise regularly
3) Maintain healthy weight
4) Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol
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