Bowel Cancer Symptoms are
described below. If you think you have bowel cancer, don't be afraid.
Alternative Medicine provides several
herbal cures such as essiac, ellagic acid, and graviola, and several electromedicine
therapies including devices from Rife, Beck, and Lakhovsky. Learn how cancer is
the result of symbiotic organisms turning parasitic due to a diet that is too acidic.
Learn how to prevent cancer
by consuming an alkaline diet;
see the links to the left.
Bowel cancer, also known as colon cancer, is a type of cancer that grows in the colon, or large
intestine. This is the lower part of the intestines that is
involved in absorbing nutrients and water from the digested food. The
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.
Bowel cancer is most common in people over the age of 50, and rare under 40.
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer after lung and breast cancer in the
US. In most
cases, bowel cancer begins as a polyp and if left untreated grows into a tumor. 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 - an overgrowth of cells
from the bowel lining. Most large bowel cancers develop from a pre-existing
Bowel Cancer Symptoms
It is important to
emphasize that most people with bowel cancer have no symptoms,
especially when it is just developing. Reported symptoms include:
cramps, or tenderness in
the lower abdomen
Diarrhea that lasts for more than several days
A lump in the abdomen
Different stools that may have different size or shape
Change in bowel habits
feeling of fullness in the bowel that is not relieved by a bowel movement
Pain in the appendix
Jaundice (a yellowish coloration of the skin)
Bowel cancers have a tendency 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 might 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 will rarely show any abnormalities. A
rectal examination will reveal rectal cancer but not colon cancer. A colonoscope
is able to view the entire colon for evidence of cancer.
You can see pictures of the colon
Modern science does not know what causes cancer, and
the attempt at prevention is really just early detection. You can avoid
the fear of cancer if, rather
than watch for symptoms, you learn the cause of cancer and how to
prevent it. But should you get it, alternative medicine offers natural herbal and electromedicine cancer
cures; see the links below.
Choose Your Cancer Cure.
Prevention and Cause
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