Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer, and it is responsible for nearly 50,000 deaths per year. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help prevent getting colon cancer. Here are 5 colorectal cancer prevention tips that you may find helpful.
Colorectal polyps are small clumps of cells that form on the inner lining of the colon. These polyps are very common, especially in people over 50. Fortunately, most colorectal polyps don't cause symptoms and are harmless, however, a small percentage can develop into colon cancer.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) testing is done based on a physician’s judgment after examining many factors such as family history, symptoms, stress factors, etc. Let's take a look at the tests that are relevant to the diagnosis of IBS.
One of the largest risk factors for colorectal cancer is a strong family history of the disease. While there are other external and unknown factors that can cause this type of cancer, your family’s health history is a tool you have at your fingertips to understand and work to detect it earlier.