Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. Sometimes it is called colon cancer, for short. The colon is the large intestine or bowl, and the rectum is what connects the colon to the anus. Colorectal cancer affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, and is most often found in people aged 50 years or older. In the United States, it is the second leading cancer that causes the most death.

The Symptoms of Colon Cancer:
  • Blood in or on your stool (bowel movement).
  • Stomach pain, aches, or cramps that don't go away.
  • Losing weight and you don't know why.
There are healthy ways to prevent Colon Cancer, eating lots of fruits and vegetables, exercising daily, and not drinking to much alcohol. However there are some other reasons why people get Colon Cancer
: Inflamitory bowel disease, and colon cancer can be hereditary.

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