of the large
Uncontrolled growth of malignant cells in the colon (
, including the blind, transverse colon, descending colon, rectum and sigmoid colon (50% of colorectal cancers start here)
It mainly affects adults over 40 years.
Can be extended to other parts of the body and cause death.
Cure in 80 to 90% of cases, if the tumor is removed in the early stages. Compared with other types of
many chances of cure.
Diagnosis and Treatment.
Observing the symptoms.
History and physical examination by
Analysis of blood.
Sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy, with taking of samples for analysis by microscope. In the case of
, they are removed whole for consideration.
X - rays of the colon (barium enema) and
Other imaging tests:
CT scan, MRI, ultrasound and abdominal, lung and brain.
Surgery to remove the tumor. Sometimes it is necessary to
surgical incision in the abdomen (colostomy)
before and after the intervention.
colostomy, will give the necessary instructions to heal the opening. Check with your
Medicines to adjust the movements of the
Anticancer medications, although not very effective.
Avoid sports and activities that could damage the stoma (surgical opening of the
Go back to your
activities, including sex, as soon as possible after the operation.
colostomy should not prevent sex. Diet.
Low - fat, high in fiber.
Go to your
Have symptoms of
of the large
, especially rectal
in their bowel movements, for more than 7 days.
(fatigue, pallor and palpitations)
diet high in fiber and low in fat.
After 50 years, undergo annual physical examinations and ask for analysis of the rectum and colon, and evidence of blood in the stool.
If you have any of the risk factors listed here, will turn into
pharmacy computer to detect blood in the stool. Make checks every two months. The detection equipment can be obtained at any pharmacy.
The cells that cover the digestive tract are played continuously, like those of the skin.
According to the latest research, to produce colon
, the epithelial cells that cover for its interior must endure
minimum of two successive mutations, which is likely.
In most cases the body detects and removes,
simply that in the end, an exhaust and can be played, for the initiation of
Signs and symptoms.
The most characteristic symptoms are:
There are generally no symptoms in the early stage.
Stool with blood, black tar.
Pain and abdominal
Changes in bowel movements.
Pain in the rectum.
Loss of control of the
Adults over 60 years.
Diets high in fiber and low in fat.
history of colorectal