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Facts about Colon cancer
* Colon cancer is taking 655,000 deaths worldwide per year, and it is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Canada. * Age increases the risk of developing colon cancer. About 90 percent of all colon cancer cases occur in people older than 50. * In many cases colon cancer has no obvious symptoms. However, in some cases, a good warning sign is rectal bleeding. * In Canada about 25 people die of colon cancer every day.

Facts about Colon cancer
* Colon cancer is taking 655,000 deaths worldwide per year, and it is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Canada. * Age increases the risk of developing colon cancer. About 90 percent of all colon cancer cases occur in people older than 50. * In many cases colon cancer has no obvious symptoms. However, in some cases, a good warning sign is rectal bleeding. * In Canada about 25 people die of colon cancer every day.

Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer

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Brief Description
Colon cancer, also referred to as colorectal cancer, is the third most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the world, Affecting the large intestine.

Brief Description
Colon cancer, also referred to as colorectal cancer, is the third most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the world, Affecting the large intestine.

Prevention of Colon Cancer

Whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and reducing the intake of red meats can prevent colon cancer.

Physical activity can moderately reduce the risk of colon cancer.

Aspirin and vitamin D intake appears to decrease the risk of colorectal cancer.

Being obese can put you at more risk for colon cancer. Healthy weight is key. Prevention of Colon Cancer

Whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and reducing the intake of red meats can prevent colon cancer.

Physical activity can moderately reduce the risk of colon cancer.

Aspirin and vitamin D intake appears to decrease the risk of colorectal cancer.

Being obese can put you at more risk for colon cancer. Healthy weight is key.

BY: Yaqub Hosseini
Mustafa Sadat
Samanta Rivas Argueta

BY: Yaqub Hosseini
Mustafa Sadat
Samanta Rivas Argueta

Three main screening tests are fecal occult blood testing, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy. Flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy are done by a physician by inserting a flexible tube with a fiber optic camera through the anus. It can also be diagnosed by CT scan of the chest, abdomen and pelvis. Surgery can be done to remove the cancerous cells. Chemotherapy can be used in addition to surgery. Chemotherapy destroys the cancer cells by attacking reproducing cells. Examples of chemotherapy drugs are fluorouracil, UFT and oxaliplatin.

Three main screening tests are fecal occult blood testing, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy. Flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy are done by a physician by inserting a flexible tube with a fiber optic camera through the anus. It can also be diagnosed by CT scan of the chest, abdomen and pelvis. Surgery can be done to remove the cancerous cells. Chemotherapy can be used in addition to surgery. Chemotherapy destroys the cancer cells by attacking reproducing cells. Examples of chemotherapy drugs are fluorouracil, UFT and oxaliplatin.

Symptoms of Colon Cancer
Symptoms of Colon Cancer

Cancer of the colon can exhibit itself in various ways. One should seek immediate medical help if you have any of the following symptoms:

* Finding blood (either bright red or very dark) in...
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