How do I know if I have IBS or colon cancer?

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How do I know if I have IBS or colon cancer?

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Colon Cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum, located at the digestive tract's lower end while IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome is an intestinal disorder causing pain in the belly, gas, diarrhea, and constipation.

The main way to tell if you have IBS or Colon Cancer is to look for mucus in the stool and if your stool has no mucus then it's likely colon cancer as colon cancer does not produce mucus in the stool while IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome does.

Colon Cancer Pain is most commonly like a dull belly ache pain however some people who have colon cancer may not experience any pain at all.

Colon cancer is cancer of the last part of the large intestine.

Colon cancer pain is generally felt as vague abdominal pain or cramps.

The term cancer means uncontrolled growth of cells.

The 10 signs of colon cancer are.

1: Change in Consistency of your poop.

2: Diarrhea,

3: Constipation.

4: Blood in your poop.

5: Abdominal Pain.

6: Rectal Bleeding.

7: Unexplained Weight Loss.

8: Stomach Cramps, Stomach Pain.

9: Persistent Gas or Bloating.

10: Weakness and Fatigue.

Some Signs and symptoms of colon cancer are.

Changes in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool, that lasts longer than four weeks, Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool, Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas and/or pain, A feeling that your bowel doesn't empty completely, Weakness or fatigue, Unexplained weight loss.

If you think you have Colon Cancer you should get tested because if colon cancer is caught soon enough it can usually be cured.

Colon Cancer Screenings should always be done by the time you reach age 50 and continue to have those colon cancer screenings often enough to catch anything should colon cancer occur.

Colon Cancer Screening should be done by age 50 years old because age 50 and above is when most men develop colon cancer.

Not everyone gets colon cancer but it's good to get tested and have the colon cancer screening done so that if you do have colon cancer or the colon cancer is beginning then it can be caught soon enough.

Colon Cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum which is located at your digestive tract's lower end.

Early cases of Colon Cancer can begin as noncancerous polyps and often show no symptoms but can be detected by screening.

And because of this, doctors recommend screenings of colon cancer for those at high risk or over the age of 50.

Colorectal cancer symptoms depend on the size and location of the cancer but some of the commonly experienced symptoms include changes in bowel habits, changes in stool consistency, blood in the stool, and abdominal discomfort.

Colorectal cancer treatment depends on the size, location, and how far the cancer has spread.

Colon Cancer treatments include surgery to remove the cancer, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

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