Every March 31 is World Day against colon cancer in this regard, we share health information in order to take the necessary precautions to prevent this disease.
Cancer of the colon with a & # 39 is a disease in which cancer cells form in the tissues of the colon, determines the state of the US National Cancer Institute.
Although the figures of the World Health Organization, the disease is alarming, since he & # 39 is the fourth most common cancer in the US each year 240,000 new cases occurring in the region, good news i warning cured if detected at an early stage .
Targeted at Regional Hospital of High Specialty Ixtapaluca in Mexico oncologist Carlos Molina Calzada told EFE in an article that "there is a good diet, among other factors, the cause of this type of cancer."
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The doctor also warned about the high consumption of fats, red meat and highly processed foods such as sausages, because they increase the risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Other risk factors include a sedentary lifestyle, obesity, alcoholism and smoking. In addition, the likelihood of developing the disease increases if there are cases of this type of cancer in the family history, if you suffer from inflammatory bowel disease, and people older than 45 years.
"They should have priority for screening at least once or twice a year," said Dr. Malin.
There are several options for screening analysis; each of them has its advantages and disadvantages, but it is the doctor who will determine that & # 39 is appropriate for each case.
The American Cancer Society divides the tests into two groups:
Stool tests. longue (feces), to see if there are signs of cancer are discussed. They are less invasive and easy to perform, but we need to do more often.
Visual inspection (structural). the structure of the colon and rectum is observed for any abnormal area. This can be done using an endoscope (a tube-type devices with a small camera and a light source on the end) is inserted in the rectum or special imaging studies (x-ray).
The lack of symptoms in the early stages of colorectal cancer with a & # 39 is one of the main reasons that patients are consulted if the problem is advanced. In this regard, Dr. Malin emphasizes the need to be prepared for a warning sign, such as a change in bowel habits, changes in the formation of stool, abdominal pain, weight loss, rectal bleeding, and abdominal swelling.
According to various health facilities, though colon cancer mainly affects people over 45 years, in recent years there has been cases at an earlier age, so the importance of awareness of prevention and the adoption of a healthy lifestyle.
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According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of colon cancer with a & # 39 are:
– a change in bowel habits, such as diarrhea or constipation or a change in stool consistency that lasts more than four semanas.- rectal bleeding or blood in the stool.
– constant abdominal discomfort, and
colic, gas or pain.
– Feeling that does not empty completely
– weakness or fatigue.