Were you looking for information on Colon Cancer? Colen cancer is a common misspelling of colon cancer.
Colon cancer is the result of cancerous (malignant) cells growing in the tissues of the colon. Typically, there are no early signs of the disease. When symptoms do appear, they can include blood in the stool, narrow stools, and diarrhea or constipation. Tests used to diagnose colon cancer include rectal exams, fecal occult blood tests, and colonoscopies. Treatment options range from surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination of these.
Nutrition is an important aspect of colon cancer treatment. The disease itself, along with certain side effects of treatment, can make eating right a challenge. People may experience loss of appetite, dry mouth, nausea or vomiting, and lactose intolerance. However, the healthcare team can help manage these problems and minimize discomfort.
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