Colon cancer risk can be minimized: 5 ways

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Colon cancer
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The word ‘Cancer’ itself grips us with fear. There is a ray of hope to reduce the risk of colon cancer. More than one ways are available to minimize Colon cancer risk, when taken care of. Detection is the first step to cure.

What is Colon cancer?

Colon Cancer is the cancer of the large intestine. The tumor arises in the inner wall of the large intestine. The large intestine is the final part of the digestive tract.

Is Colon cancer curable?

Medical researchers, based on their study over the years say that, on detection in early stages, colon cancer is the most curable as compared to other cancers. However, it gets deadly in the second stage.

One can minimize the risk of Colon cancer in the following 5 ways:

  1. Healthy Diet

Include a lot of green leafy as well as fibrous vegetables in the diet. Colon cancer risk will reduce by consuming pulses and whole grains.

2. Reduce red meat and processed meats

Red meat cause of Colon Cancer

Red meat like pork, beef and mutton/lamb) are known to increase the chances of Colon cancer. Processed and frozen meats like sausages, ham increase Colon cancer risk.

3. Capsicum or Bell Peppers

Bell Peppers minimize Colon cancer risk

Capsicum is a native vegetable of India and is known to minimize the risk of Colon cancer. It is added to pizza toppings, fried rice dishes as well as cooked with potato stuffing.

4. Exercise 

It is essential to keep one’s body fit to improve body functions.

5. Smoking and Alcohol

Smoking and alcohol also contribute to the development of tumor cells. On an average, not more than 2 drinks a day for men and 1 drink for women is advisable. The chances of developing Colon cancer is high in smokers.

Most of the Colon cancer cases are from the US. A study reveals that 90% of patients with earlier detection have got over colon cancer. The risk of colon cancer is further increases post the age of 45 years.

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