You may have noticed some changes in your bowel movement, or have noticed blood in your stool and have
unexplained weight loss. These are some of the symptoms of colon cancer. For more info, please contact
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Colon cancer is a cancer that develops when you have a tumor growth in your large intestines. This condition
usually begins as small and benign polyps that form on the sides of the colon and walls of the large intestines, that
becomes colon cancer over time.
Colon cancer usually doesn’t exhibit symptoms during the early stages of the disease. Your symptoms may become
more noticeable once the disease starts to progress. Symptoms you may experience during the early stages can
∙A feeling of bowel not completely emptied after a bowel movement
∙Nausea and vomiting
∙Loss of appetite
∙Abdominal pain and cramping
As your illness progresses, you may experience one or more of these signs and symptoms, which can include:
∙Bleeding from your rectum
∙Blood in your stool, which can make your stool appear dark brown or black in color
∙Prominent change in your stool consistency
∙Abdominal pain, cramping and gas
∙Weakness and fatigue
∙Unexplained weight loss
∙Irritable bowel syndrome
All cancers have the same causes. They start to develop because the cells grow uncontrollably and do not die at the
normal point in their cycle. According to researchers, they are still unsure of the exact cause of colon cancer. But
certain factors can contribute to the increase of risk of these illnesses.
Certain DNA changes may lead to the progress of colon cancer. Polyps found on the colon can also be the culprit,
although most are noncancerous, they have an increased risk of developing colon cancer. These polyps usually
form on the inner wall of your large intestines. These cancerous cells spread to other parts of the body, through the
blood and lymph system of your body.
These factors can be one of the reasons why you develop colon cancer.
∙History of colon polyps – If you have a history of polyps, your risk of developing colon cancer in the future
∙Inflammatory intestinal conditions – If you have chronic inflammatory diseases in the colon, such as
Crohn’s disease, you have an increased risk of developing colon cancer.
∙Family history of colon cancer – If you have a family member who had colon cancer, you are more likely to
develop the same illness too.
∙Inherited syndromes that can increase the risk of colon cancer – There are some gene mutations that are
passed from generation to generation that increase the risk of colon cancer.
∙Other factors – diabetes, obesity, smoking, and alcohol use are some of the other factors that have a high
risk of developing colon cancer.
Treatments available for colon cancer will depend on the type and stage of your colon cancer. Your age and over-all
health conditions will also be considered in deciding which treatment option is best for you.
Treatment for colon cancer can include:
∙Surgery – If your cancer is in its early stages, the best and main treatment option is surgery. This
procedure aims to remove part or all of the colon that contains cancer, as well as some of its surrounding
∙ Chemotherapy – This treatment is recommended to treat your colon cancer:
- to shrink your tumor and make it easier to remove during surgery
- aafter surgery, to kill the remaining cancer cells that were not removed during surgery
- If the cancer has spread to the other organs of your body
∙Radiation therapy – This procedure is one of your options to treat your colon cancer. This procedure uses
high gamma rays on your cancer cells.
There is no guaranteed way for you to prevent developing colon cancer. But you can set some preventive measures
to reduce your risk of colon cancer. Living a healthy lifestyle is one of the best preventive measures for any cancer.
Also, make sure that you do not miss any regular checkups or if you notice unusual symptoms, consult a doctor
If you or your loved one has symptoms of colon cancer, have them/yourself checked. You can schedule an
appointment with Doral Health and Wellness Urology Center’s best urologist in Brooklyn. Our specialists will work
with you in managing your condition. To schedule an appointment, please visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn,
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