Colon cancer or colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the USA. This form of cancer is the most difficult to treat because it doesn’t have any obvious symptoms until it gets too late for treatment.

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Here are 5 very unusual symptoms of colon cancer the majority of people ignore:
1. Fatigue
The cancer cells utilize the body’s energy and can cause blood loss. This leads to fatigue and that is why even though it appears to be less serious or harmless, in some cases fatigue can be a cancer symptom.
2. Stomach cramps
Stomach cramps are one of the symptoms the people ignore because it can be associated with various other diseases or conditions beside cancer. However, stomach pain can be alarming.
If you start to experience persistent and intense abdominal cramps go to the doctor to check it out.
3. Irregular bowel movements
When it comes to digestive system and intestine health, the most important thing is to pay attention to your bowel movement. People often do not pay attention and notice the symptoms very late.
Colon cancer affects the bowel movements and the function of the large intestine which manifest by changes in the stool.
Irregular stool can be a sign of digestive system problem or colon cancer.
4. Sudden weight loss
If you experience a sudden weight loss, it may be a sign of colon cancer. Sudden or unexplained weight loss is considered to be an unintentional loss of 5 percent of body weight in 6 months.
5. Blood in stool
The biggest reason why colon cancer is less detected because most of the people are embarrassed to talk about this case.
Blood in stool or bleeding from the rectum can be caused by colon cancer. If you notice blood in your stool, go to your doctor immediately.
How to lower the risk of colon cancer
• consume fruits, vegetables and grains regularly to improve your digestive system and reduce the risk of colon cancer;
• exercise on a regular basis and stay physically active;
• maintain healthy weight;
• do not smoke or consume alcohol;

 

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