Symptoms Of Colon Cancer
Symptoms of Colon Cancer
is a malignant tumor arising from the inner wall of the large intestine. In the USA, about 112,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer each year.
Colon cancer is not necessarily the same as rectal cancer, but they often occur together in what is called colorectal cancer. Rectal cancer originates in the rectum, which is the last several inches of the large intestine, closest to the anus.
Symptom of Colon Cancer includes :
- Weakness or fatigue
- Narrow stools
- Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Pain, cramps, or gas in the abdomen
- Pain during bowel movements
- Unexplained weight loss
- Changes in stool consistency
Factors that may increase your risk of colon cancer include:
- Older Ages
- Inflammatory intestinal conditions
- A Personal History of Colorectal cancer or polyps
- Inherited syndromes that increase colon cancer risk.
- African-America races
- Family history of colon cancer and colon polyps.
- Low-fiber, high-fat diet.
- A sedentary lifestyle.
- Radiation therapy for cancer
Colon cancer treatment options are available for colorectal cancer, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation