Colon cancer develops on the large intestine, It can be hard to detect in the early stages, and it often shows up as a polyp in the early stages. If left untreated it can spread to other organs, like the liver and even the lungs. Depending on your age, or if you experience any rectal bleeding or blood in your stool, it is important to get a medical screening.
Some symptoms include unexplained abdominal pain, bloody stool, unexplained fatigue, weight loss, and changes in bowel habits like diarrhea and constipation that last over several days. People of all ages can suffer from colon cancer, but if your over 50, it is highly recommended that you get screened. Over 100k people a year are diagnosed with this particular disease.
People who smoke, drink, have a low quality diet and exercise can be at a higher risk of suffering from this disease. If you suffer from any of these symptoms please consult with a physician immediately. Treatment can include chemotherapy or surgery, but it is important to get diagnosed as soon as possible. If you need additional advice or to visit one of our board certified physicians, simply visit us, no appointment necessary.