Cancer of the colon or rectum also called colorectal cancer, is located at the digestive tract’s lower end. It is a malignant tumor that begins in the large intestine.
Hereditary: colorectal cancer can be passed on through genes
Poor diet and lifestyle is a factor that contributes to colon cancer
Mainly high fat, more red meat and low fiber diet can cause such problems
Chronic smoking and alcohol consumption
The most important point to note is, one should never self-diagnose. If you think you’re experiencing symptoms of a disease or ailment, no matter how big or small, always consult a family doctor, general practitioner, or an oncologist (a doctor who treats cancer).
Treatment of colorectal cancer is based on the size, location, and how far cancer has spread
Some common treatments include:
Where to go for help?
*Information sourced from various websites such as maxhealthcare.in, americanoncologyinstitute.com, mayoclinic.org/ and cancer.org