Colon cancer usually is seen in elderly individuals (5th or 6th decade of life). The most common signs and symptoms that âcan be seen include - abdominal pain, blood in stool, weight âloss, anorexia, diarrhea, fatigue, weakness, constipation.â
Some factors that may increase the risk of colon cancer include: Older age (90% cases in people over 50 years, African-âAmerican race, family and past history of colorectal cancer or polyps, Inflammatory bowel disorders, Inherited âsyndromes (familial adenomatous polyposis and Lynch syndrome) . Low-fiber, high-fat diet, diets high in red meat, A âsedentary lifestyle, Diabetes, Obesity, Smoking, Alcohol and Radiation therapy for cancer. â
In case, you do have any of the above issues, then you may need to consult a doctor for a proper examination and further advice.
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