MOSCOW, February 10 - RIA Novosti. Symptoms of colon and rectal cancer may not appear immediately, but timely access to a doctor reduces the risk of developing the disease, according to the website of the American Cancer Society.
It is emphasized that some of the signs of this disease may indicate ailments such as infection, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease.
However, if you have any of the following health problems, it is best to seek medical attention to determine the exact cause of their occurrence:
Experts emphasize that colon and rectal cancers often do not cause symptoms until the tumor grows, so it is best to get tested before any signs appear.
"Colon and rectal cancers detected early by screening before symptoms appear are likely to be easier to cure," the article emphasizes.
To reduce the risk of illness, it is recommended to include vegetables, fruits and whole grains in the diet, do not smoke, control weight, regularly engage in physical activity, and also do not abuse alcohol.