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Symptoms are known to be of two different types, they are either called local or systemic symptoms.
Local Cancer Symptoms
Are usually firstly recognised because they have an effect on your bathroom habits due to the malfunction of the colon. Any of the following could be colon cancer symptoms:
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Cancer that has metastasised may also need to be removed. Chemotherapy is sometimes warranted in order to shrink the cancerous cells before it is removed. The liver and the lungs are typically where reoccurrence of cancer that has spread will appear again.
Chemotherapy may be used in combination with other... Read all »
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The risk of getting cancer is greater if you are over the age of 50. More than ninety percent of people who get colorectal cancer are over the age of fifty. Having had cancer at an earlier age increases you chances of having it reoccur.
Having larger and a greater number of polyps also can increase your risk. If... Read all »
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There are three types of screening tests that are used for detection. These are known as fecal occult blood testing, flexible sigmoidoscopy and the colonoscopy. Depending upon the age of a person, different screening tests are used. It is thought the use of screening techniques will be able to reduce the incidence of... Read all »
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The role of the large intestine is to convert foods into energy and to excrete waste out of the body. There are several layers of tissue that make up the lining of the colon. The starting point of cancer is in the inner layer, and from there it can spread into the other layers.
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The causes of colorectal are not known for sure, but may be linked to diets that are high in red meats, processed foods and damaged fats. Low fibre and high fat diets may be associated with colon cancer development. When the body is not receiving high levels of nutrition and antioxidants, it is susceptible to... Read all »