Colon cancer is a growing threat to the health of both men and women in their 20s,
30s, and 40s. If the cancer is diagnosed before it spreads, the survival rate is high. But
once the cancer spreads, the survival rate plunges. Early detection, therefore, is key.
Do you know the signs of colon cancer?The symptoms may easily be mistaken for common ailments – symptoms includeweight loss, diarrhoea, blood in the stool, and abdominal pain or cramping. Coloncancer has high survival rates in cases where it is caught early – but frequent testing is key.
Young adults may not think they can get colon cancer – and many doctors delay
testing.Putting off colon cancer screening can be a deadly mistake. The five-year survival rate among cases where the cancer has spread to other parts of the body is less than 20 per cent. Luckily, with early and regular screenings, time can be on your side.