Beverly Hills, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/15/2014 -- Colon cancer, also known as bowel cancer, is one of the more frequently occurring types of cancer with over 140,00 Americans diagnosed every year. This type of cancer refers to tumors in the lower intestine which often develop from polyps. Fortunately, the condition has a very high recovery rate if it is discovered in its early stages. This is why it is highly recommended by health professionals to undergo a colonoscopy once a year for those over the age of fifty, as this is the typical way that colon cancer is detected.
It is important to be aware of colon cancer symptoms in men and women of all ages so that an investigation can be performed and treatment carried out if necessary. If any of the following symptoms are being experienced it is prudent to get in touch with Dr. Berookim of the Gastroenterology Institute of Southern California for a consultation:
Fatigue or weakness
Rapid or unexplained weight loss
Rectal bleeding/blood in your stool
Change in bowel movements like diarrhea or constipation
Change in consistency of your stool
Bowel cancer causes and symptoms are extremely varied. It is important to point out that there are certain groups of people who have a higher risk of developing colon cancer than others. Firstly, those who have a family background of bowel cancer should pursue early cancer screening. In it’s initial stages there may be little or no obvious symptoms of the disease so the best course of action is to undergo a routine colonoscopy. Those who have unhealthy lifestyles are also at higher risk, as are men when compared to women, and African Americans when compared to those of other ethnic backgrounds.
As previously stated, colon cancer is easier to treat if caught in its early stages. This is why scheduling regular colonoscopies with Dr. Berookim and his team at the GI Institute of Southern California is the best way to protect yourself while ensuring the long term health of your digestive system.
About Dr. Berookim
Dr. Berookim is located in Beverly Hills and serves patients in surrounding areas such as Santa Monica, Hollywood, and wider Los Angeles. More information regarding the range of services offered can be found at:http://www.gidoctor.com/. To get in touch with his team or to make an appointment directly, call 310.271.1122.
150 N Robertson Blvd, Suite 204
Beverly Hills, CA. 90211