1. Colon Cancer
Colon cancer is considered to be one of the deadliest forms of cancer in the western world, and manifests as growths in the lining of the colon and/or rectum. When diagnosed early enough, the success rate for treatments is very high. Adopting a healthy, active lifestyle and fiber-rich diet, as well as avoiding alcohol and processed meat can reduce the likeliness of developing this type of cancer.
Blood in the stool
The appearance of blood in the stool may indicate other stomach and intestinal illnesses, but could also serve as a warning sign for colon cancer. If you find fresh blood in your stool, or have black stool, even in small amounts, this should not be ignored, and a physician should be consulted immediately.
Unusually fast or slow bowel movements
When your digestive system doesn’t work properly, it can lead to chronic diarrhea or constipation – a possible sign of colon cancer. If your bowel movements are not normal for a period of several weeks, or don’t respond to medical treatment, it may serve as a warning sign for cancer.
- Severe stomachaches
- Lumps in your stomach
- Unexplained weight loss