Based on the American Cancer Society, one in every 20 Americans are risk on developing colon cancer during their lifetime.
According to mayoclinic.org, most cases of colon cancer begin as small, noncancerous (benign) clumps of cells called adenomatous polyps. Which over time some of these polyps become colon cancers.
Polyps may be small and produce few, if any, symptoms. For this reason, doctors recommend regular screening tests to help prevent colon cancer by identifying polyps before they become colon cancer.
People who do experience symptoms may notice a sudden change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding or blood in the stool, persistent abdominal discomfort, a constant feeling that their system is not clean, weakness and unexplained weight loss.
While some of these factors are unavoidable, you can still control some of them to reduce your risk. Simple lifestyle changes can protect you and the ones you love from this deadly cancer.Here are the top 10 easy ways to reduce your risk of colon cancer:
1. Exercise Daily
2. Fight Obesity
3. Drink Less Alcohol
4. Cut Red and Processed Meats from your Diet
5. Eat Fiber-Rich Foods
6. Get Regular Screenings
7. Quit Smoking
8. Get Enough Vitamin D
9. Eat Cancer-Fighting Foods
10. Avoid Unnecessary Antibiotics
Resources: Top10homeremedies | Mayoclinic