Colon Cancer (Colorectal Cancer)

About- Colon cancer also called colorectal cancer is a malignant tumor occurs when the cells in the inner wall of the large intestine (colon) or rectum become abnormal and grow out of control.

Symptoms-
 Abdominal bloating
 Abdominal pain or cramps
 Anemia
 Blood in the stool
 Bowel incontinence 
 Change in bowel habits
 Changes in stool consistency
 Constipation
 Continual urges to defecate
 Dark-colored stool
 Diarrhea
 Incomplete evacuation
 Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
 Loose and narrow stools
‚Äč Pain during bowel movements
 Pelvic pain
 Rectal bleeding
 Unexplained weight loss
 Vomiting
 Weakness or fatigue

Causes-
The exact reason is not clear.

Risk factors
 A personal or family history of Colon cancer or polyps
 Alcoholism
 Crohn's disease
 Diabetes
 Prolonged Inactivity
 Low-fiber, high-fat diet
 Lynch syndrome
 Obesity
 Older age
 Radiation therapy for cancer
 Smoking
 Ulcerative colitis

Specialists to Visit -
 Oncologist

 Gastroenterologist
 General Surgeon

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References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://coloncancercoalition.org
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://www.cancer.net
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.cancer.org
https://my.clevelandclinic.org

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