Colon cancer usually attacks people over the age of 50 years, although this disease can occur at any age, the number is not much.
This cancer is a type of cancer that attacks the last part of the human digestive system or the large intestine.
Most cases of colon cancer begin with the formation of small cell clumps called polyp adenomas. These clumps then spread uncontrollably over time.
Colon Cancer Symptoms
Colon cancer can be identified with its symptoms. Some of the symptoms, which can be felt colon cancer patients include:
- Weight loss.
- Body feels tired.
- Decreased appetite.
- Pain or cramps in the abdomen.
- Increased frequency of bowel movements or diarrhea.
- The presence of blood in the stool (feces) or even bleeding in the anus.
- Changes in the texture of the density of the dirt, either getting harder until it becomes constipation or increased liquid (diarrhea).
Not all of these symptoms will be felt by the patient. Some have frequent bowel movements with blood on their feces, others are not accompanied by blood. But they both feel the pain in the abdomen.
Meet the doctor immediately, if you feel the symptoms of colon cancer, especially if you have diarrhea alternating with constipation for more than three weeks. Please be wary also if your age has reached 50 years and above and feel the symptoms.