Causes of colon cancer can include poor eating habits such as low-fibre intake, excessive consumption of red meat, being overweight and smoking.
How do you know when to visit your doctor?
If you have symptoms such as abdominal pain and bloating, a change in bowel habits, blood occurring in stools, together with feeling weak and tired, then it's a good idea to have a check-up. It could be irritable bowel syndrome, but it's best to check it out!
Focus on efforts to prevent this and have a healthy digestive system by eating a high-fibre diet including lots of veg and fruit, and drinking sufficient water during the day.
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