Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Fecal Occult Blood Test on Colorectal Cancer

Understanding Colorectal Cancer Symptoms

Modern Life today is very indulgent. The problem with the development of technology, transportation, and food intake consumed to make someone have to pay dearly for his health. In fact, various malignancies have been threatened and must be early detected.
One such disease is colorectal cancer. Patients with cancer that attacks at a young age caused by a gene mutation that is present at birth. Genes were exposed continuously by carcinogens in food, turned out to be the biggest trigger the occurrence of colorectal cancer.
Cancer is a disease of malignant cell growth and can affect any organ. Can attack the colon, rectum, or both. Colon cancer (colon) and the area between the colon and the anus (rectum) have much in common, and are often jointly referred to colorectal cancer.
Colon and rectum are parts of the digestive system processes food diasup and discard leftovers from the body. Colorectal cancer is cancer that grows in the large intestine (colon) or rectum.


Below is a few things that can increase risk of colorectal cancer



Personal history of cancer
If someone has already had colorectal cancer, cancer he could return for the second time. Women with a history of ovarian cancer, uterine (endometrial) or breast cancer also have a higher risk of colorectal cancer.

Family medical history with colorectal cancer
If you have a family history of colorectal cancer, then you have the same risk of cancer, especially if you have cancer you are a young age.
 
Lifestyle factors
Those who smoke, consume a diet rich in red meat or processed meat and less fiber, have an increased risk of colorectal cancer.

Age over 50 years
Colorectal cancer is likely to occur when people grow older. More than 90 percent of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer are those aged 50 years and over.

Symptoms

Symptoms of colorectal cancer include:

  • A change in bowel habits (diarrhea or constipation)
  • Feeling that the stomach does not empty completely
  • There is blood (bright red or dark) on your feces
  • Your feces size smaller than usual
  • Often experience abdominal cramps or stomach pain due to gas, or feel bloated
  • Losing weight without reason
  • Always feeling tired
  • Often feel nausea or vomiting

Often, these symptoms may be not caused by cancer. Other medical conditions can also cause the symptoms mentioned above. Just a reminder, the cancer at an early stage usually does not cause pain. Therefore for anyone who was experiencing the symptoms mentioned above, it is advisable to immediately see a doctor to make a diagnosis and receive treatment as soon as possible.

Often, these symptoms may be not caused by cancer. Other medical conditions can also cause the symptoms mentioned above. Just a reminder, the cancer at an early stage usually does not cause pain. Therefore for anyone who was experiencing the symptoms mentioned above, it is advisable to immediately see a doctor to make a diagnosis and receive treatment as soon as possible.

Screening
Screening tests will help your doctor to find polyps or cancer before you are exposed to cancer symptoms. Early detection of colorectal cancer may help the effectiveness of cancer treatment. The following screening tests can be used to find polyps, cancer, or other abnormal conditions.

Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT)
Sometimes when cancer or polyps bleed, FOBT procedure may find blood in your Chapter in the smallest amount. If the test is found blood, then other tests will be needed to determine the source of the blood. Harmless condition (such as hemorrhoids) can also cause blood in the bowel movements.

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