Colon Cancer Symptoms are
described below. If you think you have colon cancer, do not despair.
Alternative Medicine offers several
herbal cures such as essiac, ellagic acid, and graviola, and several electromedicine cures
including Rife, Beck, and Lakhovsky devices. Learn how cancer is caused by
symbiotic organisms that turn parasitic when the diet is too acidic, and how to prevent cancer
with an alkaline pH diet;
see the links to the left. Replace fear with relief.
Colon cancer is a type of cancer that grows in the colon, or large
intestine (or bowel). This is the lower part of the intestines that is
involved in absorbing water and nutrients from the digested food. It can
be divided into three sections, the ascending, traverse, and descending colon.
The rectum at the end of the colon is where the feces collect before they are
expelled through a bowel movement.
Colon cancer is most common in people over 50, and rare under 40.
It is the third most common cancer after lung and breast cancer. In most
cases, colon cancer begins as a polyp and grows into a tumor if left untreated. A polyp is a small ball of tissue that sticks out on a stalk from the lining of
the bowel. Sometimes polyps contain an adenoma, which is an overgrowth of cells
from the bowel lining. Most large bowel cancers develop from a pre-existing
Colon Cancer Symptoms
It is important to
emphasize that most people with colon cancer have no symptoms,
especially when it is just developing. Reported symptoms include:
the lower abdomen
Diarrhea that lasts for more than several days
Different stools that may have different size or shape
A lump in the abdomen
Change in bowel habits
Pain in the appendix
feeling of fullness in the bowel that is not relieved by a bowel movement
Jaundice (a yellowish coloration of the skin)
Bowel cancers tend to bleed
easily so blood in the stool is cause for concern, but usually blood is the
result of piles (hemorrhoids). Not all polyps bleed, and not all polyps bleed
all the time. The blood may be invisible to the naked eye, but the loss can
result in anemia (a shortage of iron) which can cause tiredness and
A physical examination rarely shows any abnormalities, and a
rectal examination will reveal rectal cancer but not colon cancer. A
colonoscope can examine the entire colon for evidence of cancer.
You can see pictures of the colon
Modern medicine does not know the cause of
cancer, and what it calls prevention is really early detection. Rather
than watch for symptoms, you may prefer to learn the cause of cancer and how to
prevent it. Alternative medicine also offers herbal and electromedicine cancer
cures; see the links below.
Choose Your Cancer Cure.
Prevention and Cause
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