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Colorectal or bowel cancer
What is colorectal or bowel cancer?
Colon or colorectal or bowel cancer is the abnormal growth of cancer cells in the large intestine. If is not properly
treated it can spread to other parts of body causing serious threat to life.
Why do you get colorectal cancer?
Age : As you get aged your body grows weak. Colorectal
cancer is common among elderly folks.
Wrong habits : The habits of consuming alcohol and smoking can get you bowel cancer.
Wrong diet: Following diets with high animal protein (red meat), saturated fat, high calories and low fibre can
be one among the cause.
Hereditary: It can be hereditary as well. If anyone in your family has colorectal cancer there is a chance that you
may have it in future.
Stages of Colorectal Cancer
If cancer is confirmed then the stage of cancer need to be evaluated in order to start the treatment. It is measured using the
T refers to the measure of tumour growth, L refers to measure of growth to lymph nodes and M or Metastasis measures if
cancer is spread to other parts of the body’
Click here: stages of colorectal cancer
Treatment and Cure
The main cure for colorectal cancer is through a surgery. Mostly part of the bowel where the cancer is present will be
Sometimes the lymph glands surrounding this part of bowel will be removed. After this, ends of the bowel will be re -joined
together but in a few cases, Patients may be asked to carry a stoma bag. After surgery, chemotherapy will be done if
required. Patients with rectal cancer may require radiotherapy which involves powerful x -rays or other types of radiation in
order to kill cancer cells.
Living with Colon Cancer
Each year fifteen thousand people are diagnosed colon cancer in Australia. So understand that you are not lonely in this
Join communities and share your experiences. This will make you strong and will give you zeal to fight back this deadly