Sunday, February 25, 2007

Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is the number one cause of cancer death among non-smokers, and the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. To encourage more people to get checked for colon cancer, this article lists twelve myths that shouldn’t stand in the way of your getting checked.

I think I read somewhere recently that colon cancer was caused by sugar in the intestines, or something like that. This article seems to refute that. Here are some apparent risk factors. I eat a low fat, high fiber diet, without meat, and with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and some carbohydrates.

Here are some symptoms of colon cancer. And here is an informative article from Medline.

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