Colon cancer is another speed bump thrown your way in the road of life to slow you down, but it should not hold you from living life at its fullest.
this cancer is also known as “bowel cancer”. and it is also referred to as colorectal cancer, which is a term that combines colon cancer and rectal cancer and it may start in the rectum.
This horrifying disease is recognized to be the kind of cancer which starts in the colon or large intestine. The colon happens to be the final part of the digestive tract.
Colon cancer usually impacts older adults, though it can happen at any age.
Mainly it starts as a little, noncancerous clumps of cells, referred to as polyps that are formed on the inside of the colon. Over time, these polyps are turned to colon cancers. they are in general small and at times, produce few, if any, symptoms.
Colon cancer awareness:
There are many myths and legends surrounding colon cancer. for example, many people believe that once you are diagnosed with this deadly disease you can’t do anything about it.
But that’s not the case colon cancer is curable when detected early, it may be preventable and often has no symptom in early stages.
The main goal of colorectal cancer awareness campaigns is to dispel myths, raise awareness of the importance the colorectal cancer screening, prevention, and treatment.
Besides, making the terms colon colorectal & colonoscopy part of our everyday language in order to over our fear and educate our community about this deadly illness
Treatment options for colon cancer:
We have two options to get rid of this cancer medically and emotionally:
First and foremost, you have to decide whether you give up or you fight to win your war against this frightening enemy, you can a victim or a survivor, it’s all up to you.
as for the medical treatment options, they depend on a certain situation such as the general health of the patient, his age. The behavior and biology of cancer, the stage of cancer, location of the tumor, the stage as well as other parameters are taken into account in order to determine the course of treatment to heal this disease. Colon cancer treatment is inclusive of a specific surgery for the removal of cancer. besides, there are other treatment options such as immunotherapy, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, targeted therapy.
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