Bowel cancer also known as colon cancer or colorectal cancer is cancer, it consists of cancer growth in the appendix, colon and rectum. It is the cause of 655,000 deaths worldwide; it’s a very common form of cancer and is the third highest cancer related deaths in the west world. Don’t fret though there are ways to prevent it from happening by using these tips.
Look at family history
It’s wise to find out whether any of your family has it as them having it will greatly increase your chances of getting it. Even having any form of cancer in your family may put you at greater risk, you would be best telling your doctor about it.
Quit Smoking and Drinking
These two are probably the worst contributors to many health related illnesses. Studies show that people who heavily drink and smoke often are much more prone to getting bowel cancer. Try and avoid the beers and spirits as they will do the most damage.
Watch Your Weight
Its known overweight men are more likely to get bowel cancer than overweight women, as well as certain body types being more prone. Even being fit and overweight will still leave you at risk.
Keep fit and healthy
Exercise gets you moving and also triggers peristalsis, a muscular contraction that gets the waste moving in your body by doing wave like movements. This is good because the longer you have waste in your colon; the more time toxic materials have to go into your tissue. Also research has shown exercise to reduce your risk by 40% and also reduce the risk of other factors.
Over 50 Risk
Over 90% of all people diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 50 with the average being 64. This means as you get older you need to be more aware of the issue, the best way to prevent it early on is to get a screening, with many over 60’s getting a free one.