If you’ve ever had any confusion about Colon Cancer, its causes, symptoms or effects, doctor and founder of Proactive Healthy Woman, Folakemi Ezenwanne has the facts we all need to be aware of.
Colon Cancer develops when tumorous growths develop in the large intestine, where the body draws out water and salt from solid wastes. According to Dr Ezenwanne, “There is no single cause of Colon Cancer. Quite a number of factors – genetic, environmental and bowel inflammation factors – come [into] play.” However, an individual could be predisposed to this common cancer, based on a number of risk factors, including being over 50 years old, your diet and most importantly, a family history of this disease.
In a SCHICK exclusive, she reveals, “There are symptoms you need to watch out for […]: Blood in your stool or rectal bleeding, unexplained or unintentional weight loss, change in bowel habits, weakness and fatigue and abdominal discomfort.”
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