Disease That Kills! Detect The Symptoms Of Colon Cancer In Time!

COLON CANCER IS THE SECOND MOST COMMON MALIGNANT TUMOR IN MORTALITY. AROUND 4500 PEOPLE ARE DIAGNOSED EVERY YEAR AND DIE MORE THAN 3000 PEOPLE.

Why colon cancer occurs?

The exact cause is not known yet. It usually occurs as a result of heritable factors, nutrition and lifestyle.

Risk factors are diet rich in red meat, fats, smoking, alcohol, obesity and low physical activity.

Colon cancer is most common for people between 50 and 74 years in both sexes.

Which are symptoms of colon cancer?


  • Bleeding while digestion
  • Change in colon movements
  • Abdominal pain
  • Anemia
  • Wight loss

How to detect colon cancer in its early phase?

Early detection (screening) of colon cancer means testing healthy people without symptoms in order to detect any symptom, most common polyps that precede the colon cancer.

Polyps are benign growths inside the colon. In some polyps may occur malignant change. The time of transition from benign to malignant changes is measured in years. But, colon cancer can be prevented if it is detected in time.

There are several ways of screening. Testing fecal samples for the presence of blood, which is invisible to the eye, which is often the first sign of having polyp or colon cancer, is the preferred method.

All people in age of 50-74 years should make tests of hidden bleeding.

A positive test does not mean existence of cancer at all. Colonoscopy should be done in order to detect the cause of bleeding.

source: http://www.cuisineandhealth.com