Colon Cancer: 4 unexpected symptoms for teens.- – -The exact cause of colon cancer is unclear. But, when the healthy cells in the colon start adhering to the colon lining, colon cancer occurs. Normally, the cells in our body grow and divide themselves evenly.
The 4 symptoms are: Sudden weight loss for no apparent reason, rectal bleeding (or even spotting blood in stool),a sudden change in bowel habits, abdominal discomfort like pain, indigestion, gas or even cramps which is persistent in nature and unexplained weakness and tiredness.
Cancer also known as a malignant tumor or malignant neoplasm, is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body.
Not all tumors are cancerous; benign tumors do not spread to other parts of the body. Possible signs and symptoms include: a new lump, abnormal bleeding, a prolonged cough, unexplained weight loss, and a change in bowel movements among others.
While these symptoms may indicate cancer, they may also occur due to other issues. There are over 100 different known cancers that affect humans.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburg and Imperial College in London recruited 20 African Americans in the U.S. and 20 volunteers from rural South Africa.
They studied samples of colonic bacteria from all the volunteers. Almost half of the Americans – but none of the Africans – had polyps in the lining of their bowels. These growths can be harmless, but in some cases they can progress to cancer. T
o begin, all the participants had colonoscopies, and the researchers examined and measured biological markers indicative of colon cancer risk.
The five-year plan will cost £400m a year but experts say earlier treatment will result in similar savings.