Colon Cancer - Are You At Risk?

Colon Cancer - Are You At Risk?

Colon cancer affects the colon, where fecal matter is stored.

Normally, cells divide to produce new cells but only when your body requires them.

What Is A Tumor

But when cells continue to divide even if new cells are not required, a mass of tissue forms. This kind of tissue is called a tumor and it can either be benign or malignant.

A benign tumor is not a cancer while a malignant one is.

What Are The Warning Signs?

  • The Presence of Either Bright Red or Dark Blood in Your Stool
  • Pencil-thin Stool
  • Chronic Fatigue - The Presence of a Tumor Causes Anemia and Makes You Feel Tired Constantly
  • Abdominal Cramps - This Usually Happens When A Tumor Causes a Bowel Obstruction in The Colon

Note that conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, Crohn's Disease, diverticulosis, and peptic ulcer have similar symptoms.

Early detection means you have a better chance of survival because this disease does not always show symptoms in the early stages.

How Do You Know You Are At A Higher Risk?

  • If You Are 50 yrs. Old and Above
  • Family History of Colorectal Cancer - If You Have a First Degree Family Member With CRC Such as Your Father, Mother, Sibling, etc.
  • Family History of Inherited Cancer Such as Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, etc.
  • If You Have Inflammatory Bowel Disease Such as, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease

Most Cancers Of The Colon Start Out As Polyps

Most colon cancers start out as benign growths in the lining of the colon. These growths are known as adenomatous polyps.

It is extremely important to identify these polyps and remove them as soon as possible by way of a procedure known as colonoscopy.

Meanwhile, studies show that proteolytic enzymes prevent cancer cells from spreading. They also enhance your immune system and they further exert anti-cancer characteristics by preventing the formation of new blood vessels.

Make Lifestyle Changes For A Healthy Colon

  1. Cleanse Your Colon Regularly
  2. Eat High Fiber Foods
  3. Exercise
  4. Maintain a Healthy Weight
  5. Minimize Your Alcohol Intake
  6. Take High Fiber Supplements
  7. Take Probiotic Supplements
  8. Take Proteolytic Enzymes Regularly
  9. Stop Smoking

Make it a habit to do the necessary changes in your lifestyle to prevent colon cancer. A pound of prevention after all, is a lot better than a ton of cure.

Better have yourself screened.

Related Articles

Foods with Fiber - help ease your bowel movement. Your total body cleanse is more effective if high fiber foods are included in your diet

Your antioxidant source - ideally should be from fruits, vegetables, herbs and other antioxidant foods such as, nuts, whole grains and cereals

Anti Cancer Foods - should be in your diet after you are done with your home detox program. Many people might not realize it yet, but many kinds of cancer can be prevented

Colon Cleanse - If you believe that doing some preventive measure now is a whole lot better than ending up later in the hospital for the cure, then you need to cleanse your colon now

Bowel Cleansing - Imagine that there are dead rats collectively rotting inside your bowels. How would you feel? It is in your best interest to have your bowels cleansed regularly

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