Mar 19, 2014

Wellness Wednesday

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Colon Cancer affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people over 50 years of age. 

Now I know that this is not really what you wanted to be reading about this morning, but if you or a loved one is having issues or are at the age that you need to have a screening done, please continue reading.

Early stages of Colon Cancer has no symptoms, but as the disease progresses there are some common symptoms. 

Symptoms may include:

*diarrhea or constipation

*feeling that your bowels never empty completely

*finding blood in your stool

*Frequently having gas pains or feeling full and bloated

*Losing weight with no reason

*Nausea or vomiting

Now other health problems can also create these symptoms and most often it is not cancer, but if you have any of these symptoms you should  see your Dr. to be diagnosed and treated.

So if you need to have a screening done please do not hesitate to make that appointment today. A great way to show others you care is by taking care of yourself.

If you would like to know more about the symptoms of colon cancer visit here

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