A Guide to Colon Cancer – Know Different Aspects of It

February 15, 2017 by  
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Cancer, the six letter word, induces common fear amongst all of us. Every one of us would hate to be a victim of cancer of kind. Recent studies show that almost 60 percent Americans suffer from this malicious disease and in most of the cases, the cancer type is colon cancer. What is colon cancer? Colon cancer or colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that occurs at the colon area of our body. It is indeed a disease that can cost a precious life. The reason behind colon cancer has been found to plenty and the interesting fact is that each of the reasons is different as well as quite prominent. This article will guide the readers on several aspects of colon cancer; hence keep your eyes on this.

Reasons behind Colon Cancer

Reasons of colon cancer can be divided in three aspects. Though, there are more than 10,000 reasons for which colon cancer may happen but for the ease of reading, three broader reasons will be discussed here.

• Hereditary Reasons – Yes, colon cancer can be a disease, which is getting carried by your gene. If someone in your family had colon cancer, then you are simply another suspected victim of it. However, there is nothing to be panicked as through regular screening tests, you can surpass the chances of genetic colon cancer quite conveniently.

• Malnutrition – Malnutrition is also a reason behind colon cancer. It is not that most of the Americans suffer from malnutrition, but of course they do not opt for proper diets. Lack of balanced foods or lack of nutritious substances makes our colon unhappy! If your colon’s health gets affected, you are nothing but getting prone to colon cancer or colorectal cancer.

• Colon Tumor – Some people acquires polyps or tumors in their colon area. Such tumors may become malignant, which causes cancer. However, yet anothertime, regular checkups can keep you stay out of the harm’s way.

Colon Cancer Treatments

Like all other kinds of cancer, colon cancer is also treated by two methods, and they are: surgical method and chemotherapy. Treatment of colon cancer actually depends a lot on the nature of the cancer and on the stage of cancer. Colon cancer has been broadly divided in five stages and as the stages get higher, intensity of the cancer increases. Another determining factor for treatment mode is age of the patient. Younger patients can easily undergo surgery or high dosages of chemotherapy. But this is quite not obvious for the older ones. Thus, the more age of the patient is, the more difficult the treatment is!

Prevention of Colon Cancer

To prevent colon cancer, the best possible idea is keeping the colon area healthy. For that, following tips can be suggested:

• Eat lot of natural fibers in your daily meal in order to cleanse your colon naturally.

• Drink a lot of water every day, as water is the most vital element of our colon area.

• Keep your immunity level stronger in order to protect your body from cancer.

Finally, one thing should be kept in mind and that is routine cancer checkup. Periodic checkup will not only save your life but save you from a lot of sufferings.

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Terry Godier is a veteran health advisor, having specialization in colon cancer research as well as treatments. He shares information, facts and treatment possibilities on colon cancer and author choice.

Importance of Detecting Prostate Cancer Early

December 3, 2012 by  
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Prostate cancer is a common type of cancer that affects men. It develops in the prostate gland, where it either grows slowly or spreads to other parts of the body quickly. This disease occurs when there are abnormal cells in the prostate, although the underlying cause of this isn’t known. It’s important to recognize the signs of this disease since early detection is associated with a higher chance of successfully treating it.

Risk Factors

Prostate cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer in men who are over 75 years old, according to the National Institutes of Health. NIH This disease rarely occurs in men who are younger than 40; it’s more common in men who are older than 60. Risk factors associated with this disease include being African-American and having a family history of prostate cancer. Other risk factors include eating foods that are high in fat and drinking too much alcohol.

Signs of Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer typically causes symptoms when it’s more advanced. Common symptoms of this disease include difficulty urinating, pelvic pain, weak stream of urine, blood in urine or semen and leg swelling. Bone pain in the lower back or pelvic region can also occur in some cases. Men who experience any signs of this disease should schedule an appointment with their doctor as soon as possible.

Prognosis

Prostate cancer treatment has a higher success rate when the cancer is found early and hasn’t spread outside the prostate gland. The other factor that affects the prognosis of this disease is how abnormal the cancerous cells are. If the cancer has just started to spread to other areas of the body, treatment can still be successful in some cases.

Testing

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests and digital rectal exams can help detect prostate cancer in the early stages. Men who have a high risk of having this disease should ask their doctor how often they need to be tested. Some organizations recommend that all men between the ages of 40 and 75 years old should have these tests done once a year, while other organizations suggest talking it over with a doctor to weigh the pros and cons first. Mayo Clinic It’s important to keep in mind that elevated PSA levels don’t necessarily indicate the presence of cancerous cells. It’s also possible to have cancer without having elevated PSA levels.

Prevention

Men can lower their risk of having prostate cancer by reducing their fat intake, especially in foods that contain a lot of animal fat. Adding more fruits and vegetables can help prevent prostate cancer. Tomatoes are one of the best foods to add since they contain lycopene, which has been associated with prostate cancer prevention. Exercising on a regular basis might also help reduce the risk of this disease. Lower rates of prostate cancer have been found in men who exercise frequently. Certain medications might also help prevent prostate cancer, although some have also been linked to a higher risk of developing high-grade prostate cancer. Those who are interested in taking one of these medications should talk to their doctor about the risks involved.

When PSA levels are high or the prostate is enlarged, doctors will usually perform a biopsy to check for cancer. If prostate cancer is found, other tests are done to see if it has spread. The treatment methods following a cancer diagnosis depend on how advanced the disease is. These methods range from surgery to hormone therapy and chemotherapy. Men who are successfully treated for prostate cancer will need to visit their doctor often for testing. This is done to make sure that the cancer is gone or hasn’t spread outside the prostate gland.

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