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Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is the second most common cancer in Hong Kong. Colon
Cancer is more common in male over 50 years of age.

 

Symptoms of Colon Cancer

 

Abdominal pain
Blood in stool
Mucus in stool
Weight lost
Anaemia
Change in bowel habit

Risk factor of Colon Cancer

 

Over 50 years of age
High fat and low fiber diet
Family history
History of colonic polyp, colon cencer, breast cancer, thyroid cancer

 

Prevention of Colon Cancer

 

Yearly stool for occult blood
Colonoscopy every 3-5 years
Low fat diet
Weight reducation
High fibre diet
Keep good bowel habit

 

How to diagnosis Colon Cancer?

 

Colonoscopy is the best method to diagnosed colon cancer. Polypectomy can be
perform during precedure is polyp seen and biopsy will be taken if suspected
lesion seen.