Being aware of the risk factors, signs and symptoms of this cancer is important for prevention and early detection.
RISK FACTORS FOR COLON CANCER
- Being overweight or obese increases the risk of colorectal cancer in both men and women
- Physical inactivity– increasing your level of physical activity lowers your risk. Regular to moderate exercise will help keep your heart and body healthy.
- Diet– Diets that are higher in fruits, vegetables and whole grains have been linked with a lower risk of colorectal cancer. Lowering your red and processed meat intake may also lower your risk.
- Alcohol– several studies have found a higher risk of colorectal cancer with increased alcohol intake, especially among men.
Also if you have family history of cancer, than you’re at higher risk level to be attached by cancer.
Signs of cancer:
If you have some problem with your health it tells you that something’s wrong.
These are signs of colon cancer:
- Blood in your stool or bleeding from your rectum — Any amount or color of bleeding can be an early sign, so make sure you see a health care professional right away if you are experiencing this symptom.
- Unexplained weight loss.
- An ongoing bloated feeling, cramping or pain in your abdomen.
- Constant tiredness and weakness.
- A change in bowel habits that lasts for more than a few days, such as diarrhea, constipation or narrow stools.
- A feeling that doesn’t subside that you need to have a bowel movement, even after you’ve gone to the bathroom.
- Jaundice (a yellow or green coloring of the skin and the white part of the eye).
For more details watch the video below, and do not ignore the symptoms