Monday, May 30, 2011

Signs and Symptoms Colon

Signs and Symptoms Colon
The colon is part of the digestive system a place to store food waste. While the rectum is the end of the colon near the anus. Both are long tubular called the large intestine. Tumors of the colon and rectum is the growth arising from the inner wall of the colon. Benign tumors of the colon called polyps. Whereas malignant tumors of the colon is called cancer.

Benign polyps do not invade nearby tissue or spread to other parts of the body. Benign polyps can be easily removed during colonoscopy and are not life threatening. If benign polyps are not removed from the colon, polyps can turn into malignant (cancer) from time to time. Most colon cancers are believed to develop from polyps. Colon cancer and rectum (also referred to as colorectal cancer) can invade and damage the tissue around the intestines and other organs. Cancer cells also can break away and spread to other parts of the body (such as liver and lungs) to form new tumors.

Too much fat is believed influenced the occurrence of colon cancer. Research shows in countries with populations of high levels of fat consumption is more common colon cancer than people in countries with low levels of fat consumption. Heaps of various products that contain fat in the body forming chemicals (carcinogens).

Signs and Symptoms:
Signs and symptoms of colon cancer include:
- Tired
- Shortness of breath
- Dizziness
- Pain in lower abdomen
- Diarrhea
- Blood in feces
- Anemia
- The form of stool (feces) long and resemble a small pencil.

Surgery is the most common treatment for colon cancer. During surgery, the tumor, a small part of a healthy gut in the vicinity, and nearby lymph nodes will be cut. The surgeon then connects from the intestines of healthy. In patients with rectal cancer, rectum will permanently cut.

Colon cancer can be prevented by changing habits of consuming excess fat to food that contain high fiber. The main sources of fat such as meat, eggs, dairy products, salad dressings, and oils used in cooking should be reduced. As counterweight, fruits, vegetables, and whole wheat breads and cereals contain fiber should be consumed. Please note that high fiber in the diet causes the formation of large dirt that can get rid of carcinogens.