Colon Cancer

Cannabis Kills Colon Cancer Cells In Patients

The colon, also known as the large intestine, is located in the lowe part of the digestive system. The colon is responsible for removing water and salt from the solid wastes in the body before it passes through the rectum and out the anus. Cancer of the colon is the second biggest cancer killer in both men and women in the United States.Colon cancer cells grow from noncancerous or benign tumors, also known as adenomatous polyps which settle on the interior of the large intestine. Sometimes, these polyps can become malignant colon cancers if they aren’t removed during colonoscopy, a procedure which examines the condition of the intestine’s inner linings. If cancer cells damage healthy tissue surrounding the tumor, this can cause severe and life-threatening complications.

Colon cancer isn’t the same as rectal cancer although in some cases they occur together and this is known as colorectal cancer. The most common causes of cancer are age, genes, diets, lifestyle and habits. Other medical conditions have been associated with an increased risk for colon cancer: diabetes, radiation, and Crohn’s disease.During the early stage of colon cancer it’s rare to experience any symptoms. However when the disease progresses, the symptoms include constipation or diarrhea, rectal bleeding, blood in the stool, pain during defecation, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, iron deficiency, and irritable bowel syndrome.


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