One of the most deadly cancers to have, (as if they are not all deadly), is Colon Cancer. This is a deadly disease for many reasons, but just like many other diseases, early detection is the key to survival.

One of the reasons why this cancer is so deadly is because generally by the time it's discovered, it's already progressed to a late stage and can be increasingly difficult to cure. Since the colon is your large intestine, the tumor has to get pretty big to start giving you some of the more common symptoms. To put it bluntly, you do not want to have these symptoms as it's already progressing more than you would like if you get to that point.

Here's some symptoms to look out for – If you start having any of these, GO TO THE DOCTOR!

-Increased Bowel Habits
-Stomach Cramps
-Thin Stools

Now I know what you are thinking, does not everyone have these symptoms every once in a while? Of course they do. These are only something you should worry about if they persist and do not go away. A good rule of thumb is to wait 2 to 3 weeks and if it does not get better, see your Doctor immediately.

When you go to the Doctor, they will run some tests on your blood and your stool to see if they can find any hints and also to try to rule out Colon Cancer. If they can not find anything, you will more than likely undergo a colonoscopy, which will be the final ruling on whether or not there's a tumor in your colon.

These are nothing to be scared of, and they will be done before you know it. I had one when I was 22 years old and I really do not know why I worried so much. Do not let the fear of a colonoscopy keep you from getting help from your Doctor. It's not worth your life.

More than likely, if they do not find anything on the tests, they will diagnose you with IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome. I remember when I was diagnosed with IBS the sigh of relief that I had. If you need to get tested, just do it, you will not regret it!

Source by Marc Sumner