Cancer de colon is a type of cancer happened in colon or large intestine (the digestive system lower part). It is commonly followed by rectal cancer that happens in several inches of last colon; it is also named colorectal cancer. In most cases, colon cancer starts developing from the adenomatous polyps; the noncancerous bunches of cells. In some time of development, the cells could develop to be colon cancer. In early stages, this type of cancer doesn’t show clear symptoms, that is why it needs regular screening to identify the polyps before it develops to be cancer cells.
The Symptoms of Cancer de Colon
Cancer de colon may cause few symptoms and signs such as;
⦁ Diarrhea, constipation, stool consistency changing, or other kinds of bowel habits changing.
⦁ You find some blood in the stool or bleeding while bowel
⦁ Discomfort feeling in abdominal area such as gases, pain, cramps, etc.
⦁ You feel that the abdomen isn’t empty completely after bowel.
⦁ Fatigue or weakness
⦁ Significant weight loss for unclear causes.
Most sufferers of cancer de colon don’t feel clear symptoms in the early stage of the disease. When the symptoms of the disease come, it will be vary in severity, the size of the cancer cells, as well as the location inside the colon.
The Causes of Colon Cancer
Mostly, the causes of colon cancer are not clear. The abnormal growth of colon cells is likely to be cancer de colon. When the cells grow normally, it will make functions well inside the body. However, when the cells abnormally grow to become cancerous, the cells continually grow but aren’t needed by the body. Instead, the cancer cells will destroy the healthy cells and the tissue surround it; larger and larger until it reaches other parts of body.
It starts in the form of polyps in the colon lining. The shape of the polyps could be like mushrooms or flat on the colon walls. The polyps are pre cancer cells that can be removed by certain treatment so it will not develop to be colon cancer.
Genetic mutations become one of the most common causes of colon cancer. Someone who has parents who suffer colon cancer will be likely suffering the disease more significantly. Keeping digestion health well is the best way to prevent colon cancer. You should have balance diets every day and consume sufficient amounts of fiber for smooth and healthy digestion system and preventing cancer de colon.