Beat colon cancer with early detection and timely treatment

Beat colon cancer with early detection and timely treatment

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Beat colon cancer with early detection and timely treatment

Published on May 17, 2023 By admin

Colon cancer is a growing concern in India, with increasing incidence rates over the past few decades. In fact, it is now the fourth most common cancer in men and the third most common cancer in women in India. The high incidence of colon cancer is believed to be due to a combination of factors, including changes in lifestyle, diet, and aging population.

Symptoms of colon cancer in India may include changes in bowel habits, such as diarrhoea or constipation, blood in the stool, abdominal pain or cramping, unexplained weight loss, and fatigue. However, many people with colon cancer may not experience any symptoms until the cancer has advanced.

Screening for colon cancer is not yet widely practiced in India, which means that many cases are not detected until the disease has progressed. However, screening can be an effective tool in detecting colon cancer early, when it is most treatable. It is recommended that individuals with a family history of colon cancer or those over the age of 50 undergo regular screening.

In addition to screening, there are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of developing colon cancer. These include maintaining a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, getting regular exercise, avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, and maintaining a healthy weight.

If you are diagnosed with colon cancer, treatment options may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of these. The type of treatment will depend on the stage and location of the cancer, as well as the patient’s overall health.

It is important to remember that early detection and treatment of colon cancer can greatly increase the chances of survival. If you are experiencing any symptoms or are due for a screening, don’t delay in speaking with your healthcare provider. With proper screening and timely treatment, colon cancer can be beaten.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Manish Srivastava, Head of Department and our Chief Surgeon and take the first step towards better digestive health.

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