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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 adenoma.

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:

Pain or cramps or tenderness in the lower abdomen

Diarrhea that lasts for more than several days


Different stools that may have different size or shape

Weight loss

A lump in the abdomen

Change in bowel habits

Pain in the appendix

A 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 breathlessness.

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 here.

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.

Related links

Choose Your Cancer Cure.

Prevention and Cause of Cancer.


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