Identifying the symptoms of colon cancer (colorectal cancer) is hampered by complexity of the structure and functioning of the digestive system.
Many of the symptoms can point to this type of cancer, infection or inflammatory bowel disease is the first signal for visiting a doctor and have an examination, according to the Chronicle.info with reference to obozrevatel.com.
Symptoms of colon cancer in men and women is the same. The list, which include with thenext e:
changes in bowel habits, if they last more than a few days: constipation, diarrhea;
cramps and bloating;
the feeling of a full bowel due to tumor growth;
blood in the stool;
unexplained weight loss;
shortness of breath.
Factors that can increase the risk of developing colon cancer:
colorectal polyps or inflammatory bowel disease;
certain inherited gene mutations (hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer);
type 2 diabetes;
belonging to some ethnic groups (African-Americans).
To reduce the likelihood of developing colon cancer by making changes in lifestyle, in particular, to change eating habits.
According to the American cancer society (ACS), a diet high in red meat or processed meat products increases the risk of colorectal cancer.
Such products include:
fast food restaurants.
Also overweight or obese is a risk factor. Men have discovered a stronger Association between obesity and colorectal cancer.
Physical inactivity, drinking alcohol regularly and in large quantities also increases the risk of developing this cancer. Smoking increases the risk of many other cancers, including colorectal and.
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Recognition of symptoms and timely visit to the doctor helps in the early diagnosis, which is crucial for the successful treatment of patients with colon cancer.