Colon Cancer

What is colon cancer?

Colon cancer can be a source of abdominal pain. The majority of colon cancer occurs in the rectum and the sigmoid colon oakley outlet (located in the left lower abdomen). Most of the colon cancers develop out cheap jordans for sale of mushroom-like growths (colon polyps) on the lining of the large bowel. These growths have a stalk and a fleshy head. It is usually inside the fleshy head of the polyp that the most common colon cancer (adenocarcinoma) develops.

Who is affected by colon cancer?

Apart from lung cancer, colon cancer kills most of the patients with cancer in the Western countries. Both sexes are affected equally. Some families are at a higher risk for cancer of the colon. There are also high-risk diets for colon cancer such as high fat, low Baratas Replicas Ray Ban fiber, high animal protein, and high-refined Wholesale NFL Jerseys carbohydrates (sugar and sweets).

What are the signs and symptoms of colon cancer?

Unfortunately there are no early symptoms for colon cancer. In later stages, the patient may experience severe abdominal pain (caused by irritation of the colon lining) and constipation (caused by narrowing of the colon).

How is colon cancer diagnosed?

A physician will generally perform a colonoscopy, fecal occult blood test, or specialized X-ray to make a diagnosis.

How is colon cancer treated?

The that treatment for colon cancer involves a surgical procedure to remove the cancer. Depending cheap nfl jerseys on the stage the patient is in, this might leave the patient with a colostomy (a bag) or not. About 70% of patients can be helped with surgery. For the cases where a surgery is not feasible chemotherapy and radiotherapy can be partially employed, but the survival chances are severely limited.

There is also an FDA-approved non-drug method available, IceWave patches from Lifewave, to help control pain.

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