March was colon cancer awareness month. But just because the month has passed, doesn't mean you need to stop doing all you can to prevent this disease. Want proof? The colon or bowel cancer rate among men has risen by nearly a third in 35 years! Luckily, new research shows it's easy to reduce your risk of developing colon cancer by half…
Symptoms like bloating, unexpected weight gain, a change in bowel habits, or blood in your stool could all be signs of colon cancer
, says WebMD.
And these symptoms are on the rise around the world.
At the end of colon cancer
awareness month, figures were released that show colon cancer
has risen 6% in women over the last 35 years.
Men, on the other hand, have seen a rise of almost 30%, says The Guardian
Here’s why colon cancer is on the rise around the world…
That’s because people are living longer, and as the risk of bowel cancer increases as we get older, this shouldn’t come as a surprise.
But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do all you can to prevent colon cancer.
Because while it’s one of the most fatal forms of cancer, colon cancer is treatable if diagnosed in its early stages and even preventable if you make the necessary lifestyle changes, says FSP Health
So if you’re over 50 and overweight
, it’s a good idea to go for a colon cancer screening.
A simple way to reduce your risk of colon cancer – get more vitamin D from sunshine!
The easiest way to do so is to increase your sun exposure.
And don’t worry that you’ll be increasing your risk of skin cancer
by exposing yourself to harmful UV rays.
“Go inside, or into the shade, when you start to turn pink, or after 20 minutes... And you'll be just fine,” says FSP Health
That’s all it takes!
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