Do you know the symptoms?
WHICH CANCER CAN CAUSE WEIGHT LOSS, TIREDNESS OR CHANGES IN BOWEL MOVEMENT?
BLOOD IN YOUR STOOL IS A WARNING SIGN FOR WHICH CANCER?
Knowing the signs of colorectal cancer makes an early diagnosis possible, and a better outcome more likely.
The main symptoms of colorectal cancer are:
People with colorectal cancer may experience one, some, all or none of the symptoms listed above.
It is important to remember that none of these symptoms confirm colorectal cancer by themselves. So if you do experience these symptoms, don’t panic… but do talk to your doctor.
Reducing the risk
WHICH CANCER CAN BE PREVENTED BY AVOIDING PROCESSED MEATS?
EATING LESS RED MEAT IS GOOD FOR THE PLANET…AND ALSO GOOD FOR PREVENTING WHICH CANCER?
If you don’t have symptoms of colorectal cancer, you should still make healthy decisions that will greatly reduce your risk of colorectal cancer in the future… and many other illnesses and health problems besides!
All of the following will reduce your risk of developing colorectal cancer:
These health tips are also immensely beneficial in maintaining a healthy heart and lungs.
Screening – Time to test?
WHICH MAJOR CANCER CAN BE BEATEN 90% OF THE TIME IF CAUGHT EARLY?
Regular colorectal cancer screening is important because many people affected by the disease do not have symptoms for several years. Most cases of colorectal cancer occur in people over the age of 50 years so screening is recommended for this age group.
If you answer ‘yes’ to any one of the following questions, you should talk to your doctor about colorectal cancer screening.
Screening programmes differ from country to country across Europe.
WHICH CANCER SHOULD BE SCREENED FOR ONCE YOU TURN 50 YEARS OLD?
Please contact your local patient organisation to learn how screening for colorectal cancer is managed in your country, and how you can access it. Why not contact them today while you’re here?