Being number two amongst the leading causes of death by cancer in the United States and Canada, colorectal cancer causes more than half a million deaths all over the world. In the United Kingdom, it is feared just as badly, with the death tolls constantly on the high side each year.
Large bowel or colorectal cancer is the third most common form of the malady. And like its breast, skin and lung companions, colon cancer also kills. Arming yourself with all the information you can garner might be the only way you can stay alive. Yes, with colon cancer, as well as other forms of cancer, ignorance is NOT bliss!
No one likes to get their backside inspected, but it is what you are going to have to put up with when you are suspected of having a colon cancer. It’s got a fancy name too – colonoscopy; making it sound all medical and sophisticated. But really, all it is is a doctor probing your behind with a er, probe thing.
Colon cancer requires a colonoscopy to diagnose. After diagnosis, you usually need a bit of surgery to remove the primary tumor in your bowel. It doesn’t end here, though; typically you have to endure some chemotherapy too, to rid you of the chances of the disease spreading,
Cancer of the colon is almost a natural result of polyps in the intestinal region. You can avoid it if you are the careful type. Go for checkups as often as you can. This way, a doctor can discern them early enough and help you get rid of them. If you are not the careful type, then you are done in already.
The Canadian Cancer Society oversees cancer situations and records each year in Canada. In the United States, the American Cancer Society does the same. Canada records each year, about 20,000 new cases of colorectal cancer, while the US records a hundred thousand.
You can contract a large bowel cancer more easily the older you grow. As such, my advice is that you begin to go for more regular checkups all the time. You want to catch the syndrome early enough to cure it before it becomes malignant.
Cancers are cells in your body that die and don’t get expelled. Colon cancer is a collection of cells that are not expelled from your bowels when they should have been. It is just kind of funny that the very part of your body that should be responsible for excretion is now turned around to be infected by failed excretion.