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Je, wazijua dalili za Colon Cancer?

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    BAK JF-Expert Member

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    Overview of Colon Cancer Symptoms
    By Donna Myers, About.com
    Updated: July 5, 2008

    It's best to get regular screenings rather than rely on colon cancer symptoms to alert you to the presence of a tumor. This is because colon cancer can grow for years before causing any symptoms. But, knowing what to look out for can't hurt.

    Constipation, having a bowel movement less than three times a week, can be your body's way of suggesting that you make some minor adjustments in diet or exercise. However, constipation can also be a symptom of a colon cancer. In the beginning of the colon, waste material is slushy and can easily maneuver around anything that gets in its way. But as it nears the end of the colon, stool solidifies and is less forgiving of obstacles. A tumor in the rectum or far end of the colon can make it very difficult for waste to get by, thereby causing constipation.

    Thin Stool
    Once stool is no longer in its slushy phase and begins to take shape, how it looks when it leaves your body can provide clues to what's going on inside. For example, thin stool can sometimes indicate that your waste squeezed by some sort of obstacle on its way out. In the case of colon or rectal cancer, that obstacle would be a tumor in the latter part of the colon or the rectum.

    Stomach Cramps
    Sometimes a tumor causes a bowel obstruction, which is basically a road block in your colon. Depending on the severity of the blockage, solids, liquids, and even gas may be prevented from passing by. This leads to abdominal cramps that can be severe, especially if the blockage restricts blood flow to the colon. Painful cramps may also indicate that a tumor has perforated (poked through) the bowel wall; bowel perforation is a medical emergency.

    Hematochezia (Bloody Stool)
    Tumors tend to bleed -- not a whole lot and not constantly, but they do bleed. As a result, some of that blood may show up in your stool. If the tumor is in the beginning of the colon, the blood will most likely be dry and virtually invisible by the time the waste leaves your body. However, if the tumor is in the rectum or toward the end of the colon, it may still be fresh and therefore, bright red.

    Unexplained Weight Loss
    Many of us wouldn't want to question unexplained weight loss. We'd just be happy to be losing weight! But unfortunately, effortless weight loss is generally a sign that something is wrong. In the case of colon cancer, unexplained weight loss can be a sign that a tumor is releasing chemicals that are increasing your metabolism.

    Sense of Fullness
    A tumor that grows toward the end of the colon or in the rectum may cause a sense of fullness. This is because your body senses that there's something else hanging around by its exit. What it doesn't know is that it's a tumor and it's attached, so it isn't going anywhere. It basically sees the tumor as a stubborn piece of waste, so you get that "I still have to go" sensation that can't be relieved.

    Nausea and Vomiting
    Nausea and vomiting can occur for a lot of reasons. Motion sickness, an unpleasant sight or smell, a slew of common viruses, and drinking too much are all familiar causes. But sometimes, nausea and vomiting can be symptoms of something more serious, such as colon cancer.

    Gas and Bloating
    A pattern of gas and bloating may be an indication that a tumor is growing in the colon and occasionally causing a blockage. Even if the tumor isn't large enough to cause a bowel obstruction on its own, stool may periodically get hung up on the tumor while it's passing by, causing a temporary obstruction. While your bowel is blocked and air is trapped, you'll be bloated. When the blockage resolves itself, all that air will need somewhere to go and you'll be gassy.

    Sometimes the presence of a tumor causes iron deficiency anemia, a condition that can cause you to feel extremely tired (lethargic). Tumors tend to bleed, which results in a loss of iron -- an element that transports oxygen to your cells. This symptom is characteristic of tumors in the beginning of the colon. Since it's pretty roomy there, tumors can get fairly big and bleed a lot before causing any other colon cancer symptoms. The blood usually dries before leaving the body, too, which also allows the bleeding to go unnoticed.

    The Bottom Line
    Even though you have an idea of what to look out for, it's important to remember that a tumor can grow for years before causing any colon cancer symptoms. In addition, all of these symptoms are very poor predictors in and of themselves.

    For most people, the best way to prevent colon cancer is to maintain a healthy lifestyle and receive regular screenings starting at age 50.
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    BAK JF-Expert Member

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    15 Things to Help You Avoid Colon Cancer

    1:Colon Cancer has long been considered the preserve of old men although all is changing. For example, there's a growing population of pregnant young women being diagnosed.

    2:Birmingham University showed localised oestrogen as a possible culprit.

    3:Another likely factor is a carcinogenic bile acid that you make yourself. Its production is stimulated by animal fats and alcohol.

    4:However research has shown that aspirin, fish oils, garlic and ginger can all turn off the production. Vitamin D also has a strong protective influence.

    5:polyps and inflammation are precursors to colon cancer. They too can be "calmed" by aspirin, aloe vera, garlic, ginger and fish oils.

    6:Japanese research has strongly implicated salt as a major cause. Doubling your salt intake doubles your risk.

    7:Another possible cause is yeasts, and thus an imbalance between good bacteria and the bad guys like yeasts, fungi and microbes. Good bacteria are essential to good digestion and production of an essential vitamin, biotin. Antibiotics, steroids and, possibly, even statins destroy the good guys.

    8: Destroying the good bacteria leaves the yeasts free to multiply and flourish, being commonly found in infected intestines. Garlic, Pau d'Arco, caprylic acid and wormwood will kill them off if you add a no-sugar, noalcohol, no-refined foods, no-yeasts, no-dairy diet.

    9:The Boston Nurses study showed that the only vegetable that made a significant difference to colon cancer risk rates was garlic.

    10:parasites are more common than you think. They too may be a culprit. Try Neways Purge/Parafree.

    11:Keep a good, natural fibre intake. Fibre should be inside your foods - nuts, vegetables, fruit - not falsely added to it.

    12:Smoking increases the risk of colon cancer. It's much easier to cut out smoking!

    13:Folic acid has been clearly shown to reduce risk of colon and bowel cancers.

    14:Watch your weight. Your fat will store excess toxins and also make oestrogen - you don't need either.

    15:Everyone over 50 can be screened and accuracy is excellent. There are two tests: the faecal occult blood test which measures to see if there is blood in your stools and the flexible sigmoidoscopy using a long tube and camera.
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    BAK JF-Expert Member

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    It is true that with few changes in our life style we can avoid some of the dangerous diseases in this World.
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    Caroline Danzi JF-Expert Member

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    Thanks babu lets take this to our beloved ones to prevent getting this.

    Thank you so much.
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    Audax JF-Expert Member

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    Asante kwa kutuelimisha mkuu!!
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    Thanks BAK, i really like such articles of health! umenielimisha sana na asante sana.