Colon cancer figures have gradually moved from concerning to alarming over the last ten years, and experts nationwide are voicing their feelings. The incidence of colon cancer overall has nearly doubled since the 1950’s. It’s not all bad news, though: even though the percentage is rising, the overage incidence of this disease is still rare.
But vigilance is widely recommended, not least because early detection is the surest way to prevent yourself from joining that grim statistical cohort. As one page described the symptoms to look for:
Colon cancer has a number of distinct symptoms, particularly among bowel habits. People with the disease may produce thin, ribbon-like stools, and may pass blood. Frequent bloating and constant gas may also be signs of a colorectal issue.
The fuller story contains some more details about the statistical rise of this disease, and how some proctologists and colorectal surgeons are fighting back by encouraging a broad campaign of awareness:
For more good information about colon cancer, anal cancer, and colorectal cancer screening in Los Angeles, call the experts at the Proctology Institute.