Colon Cancer Symptoms In Women
Colon malignancy is cancer of the large intestine (5′ tube), which is part of the digestive system. The colon has several responsibilities or functions including absorption of water and electrolytes, stores food remnants that were indigestible, and eliminate feces from the body.
In 2011, over 65 thousand women were diagnosed with colon cancer and nearly 25 thousand died from the disease (CDC).
Signs and Symptoms
- Persistent Diarrhea
- Unexplained Weight Loss
- Persistent Constipation
- Rectal Bleeding
- Abdominal Cramps, Gas, or Pain
- Abdominal Bloating (with/without sensation to have another bowel movement)
- Pencil Stools
Pre-screenings is the only way to ensure yourself that you are free of colon cancer. Rectal and colon polyps should be removed, so that they do not turn malignant. Colonoscopy is a life saving tool that can be used to detect and treat colon cancer.