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Your Poop Might Be an Indicator for Bowel Cancer | Here’s How to Check
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Your Poop Might Be an Indicator for Bowel Cancer | Here’s How to Check

Keeping a track of your bowel movements and observing the small changes will help you detect bowel cancer early.

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A cancer diagnosis can be devastating. It is often found in the final stages because most of us tend to ignore our symptoms and hope for them to go away. Bowel cancer is one such illness that most people tend to overlook despite the signs being right there.

According to the NHS, "bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon or rectal cancer."

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Colon cancer can strike anyone at any age but is often found in older people. Small, benign (noncancerous) cell clusters called polyps commonly grow on the interior of the colon and are considered the first symptom of the condition. Some of these polyps may eventually develop into colon cancer, according to Mayo Clinic

Disclaimer : This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.