Monday, May 01, 2006

A Health Check Up That Could Save Your Life And Others Too.

Sometimes a regular health checkup could become a life saver for you and your family. According to the American cancer society estimates, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer found in men and women in USA.

The colorectal cancer is usually a slow progressing disease that may be there without any symptoms for several years. But the good news is the death rate from this cancer is going down over the last 15 years. This is mainly because of colon cancer screening.

If done at early stage, the polyps (abnormal growth) can be found and removed before they turn cancerous. The sooner it is found the easer it is to detect and cure. There are various organizations that conduct free screening.

There is one excellent organization in Maryland , ColonCancerFoundation . The foundation was started in memory of Ms. Susan Cohan Kasdas. The mission of this organization is to dramatically reduce the death rate of colon cancer throughout the United States and across the world.

One of the important factor that contribute to this cancer is fatty foods especially red meats. It is interesting to know that most of the countries that have been found to have a low prevalence of colorectal cancer also consume less of red meat, for example, countries like India The alternate to this diet will be eating more of whole grains , fruits and vegetables, generally diet rich in fiber.

Here are some useful links regarding symptoms ,detection and cure

Top 10 colon cancer symptoms

Colon and rectal cancer Treatment

Fiber, Fruits, Vegetables and Risk of Colon Cancer


thennavan said...

Good post Ganesh :-).

Prabu Karthik said...


wonderful ganesh. i have been researching on this for quite sometime. indha polyps - colon cancer pathi oru post padalaamnu rombo naal plan...
u beat me to it...

but its a post worth more than gold.

Every person after 50 yrs and those who have a first degree relative suffering from colon cancer should subject themselves to colonoscopy.

this cannot be overemphasised.

lilly said...

ganesh thanks for sharing this information.
This wonderful foundation has been helping people and getting the message out about colon cancer
That is is not just a disease for the edelry.
Thanks for the great work.