Colon cancer is one of the preventable types of cancers. The prevention of Colon Cancer can be done by detecting its source - precancerous polyps at the earliest stage. The screening procedure is known as Colonoscopy. A diet that does not include too much of animal fat or processed food is highly recommended when it comes to Colon Cancer. A high intake of fruits, vegetables, and fiber also makes a difference. Moderate exercising along with it can help one in being physically strong.
Along with this, a regular screening to ensure that you don’t miss out any signs which are suggestive of precancerous polyps is important. Although Colon Cancer occurs mostly in people over 50 years of age, one should take all the precautions in case of a family history.
Read more about colon cancer signs & symptoms, risk factors, prevention, stages & its treatment.
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