Colon Cancer has been recorded in America as the third common cancer that afflicts people and a major contributor to deaths that are related to cancer. It can however be treated and prevented. It is essential for everyone to learn how to prevent this type of cancer. The colon cancer awareness month is March and each one of us should learn how to take proactive steps and reduce the risk factor by protecting ourselves.
Statistics reveal a frightening 141,000 people will suffer from colon-colorectal cancer by 2011 and nearly 50,000 of these cases will face death. The American Cancer Society however reports that nearly 50% of these deaths can be prevented by effective screening. One of the important issues here is to maintain a healthy diet essential to reduce this risk.
Many people have a misconception that only individuals who have a family history of this type of cancer need to worry. Statistics however, indicate that only one out of five people that have this colon-colorectal cancer have this family history, which proves that this type of cancer has no connection with genetics.
We are all aware of the importance of maintaining a well-balanced diet and combining this with exercise. Our lifestyle and the nutrition that we enjoy will make a difference that will help prevent this problem. Your weight, food habits and levels of exercise clearly determines the possibilities of contracting this type of cancer.
It is advisable to perform regular screening of the colorectal area to check whether there is cancer. The Polyps are identified in the early stages and can be removed in time. If you make a conscious effort to eat the right foods and leading an active life with plenty of exercises thrown in, you will be taking