What is colon cancer?
Colon cancer is a malignant tumor of the digestive tract that occurs in the colon. The colon is commonly known as the large intestine, including the cecum, appendix, ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon, and rectum.
Its main function is to absorb and secrete water, electrolytes, and vitamins in the intestine while expelling waste and toxins from the intestine. The cause of colon cancer is complicated.
If you find intestinal discomfort or abnormal symptoms, you should seek medical treatment promptly and conduct relevant examinations for early detection and treatment. At the same time, maintain a good lifestyle and eating habits to avoid overwork and mental stress.
Does colon cancer appear suddenly? Doctor's advice: There are 7 symptoms of the body, it is recommended to check the colonoscopyColon cancer does not appear suddenly. It is usually the result of many factors acting over a long period. Here are some factors that may cause colon cancer:
Genetic factors: Colon cancer has a certain degree of family heredity. If a family member has colon cancer, other people will have a higher risk of developing colon cancer.
Dietary factors: A high-fat, high-calorie diet, as well as a diet lacking in dietary fiber, increases the risk of colon cancer.
Lifestyle: Bad lifestyle habits such as lack of exercise, smoking, and excessive drinking can also increase the risk of colon cancer.
Intestinal diseases: If diseases such as chronic intestinal inflammation and intestinal polyps are not treated in time, they may also lead to the occurrence of colon cancer.
Other factors: Age, gender, race, and other factors may also affect the occurrence of colon cancer.
For individuals, if they find intestinal discomfort or abnormal symptoms, they should seek medical treatment in time and conduct relevant examinations for early detection and treatment.
Doctor's advice: There are 7 symptoms of the body, it is recommended to check the colonoscopy1. Changes in bowel habits: including diarrhea, constipation, increased stool frequency, tenesmus, etc.
2. Changes in stool properties: including stool thinning, deformation, blood or mucus, etc.
3. Abdominal pain: It can manifest as dull pain, distension colic, etc. It is mostly located in the left lower abdomen and may be related to the stimulation and compression of the intestine by the tumor.
4. Abdominal mass: Some patients can feel a fixed mass in the abdomen, mostly located in the right lower abdomen or left lower abdomen.
5. Intestinal obstruction: Tumor enlargement may cause intestinal stenosis, leading to intestinal obstruction and symptoms such as abdominal distension, constipation, nausea, and vomiting.
6. Anemia: Long-term chronic blood loss or insufficient nutritional intake may lead to anemia and symptoms such as dizziness and fatigue.
7. Weight loss: Due to reasons such as loss of appetite, indigestion, or tumor consumption, patients may experience symptoms such as weight loss and fatigue.
It should be noted that the above symptoms are not necessarily symptoms of colon cancer, but may be symptoms of other diseases. If the above symptoms occur, you should seek medical treatment promptly and undergo relevant examinations for early detection and treatment