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Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in U.S. women -- and African American women are especially vulnerable. Colon cancer can develop when certain bacteria “trick” your immune system into ignoring malignant cell growth in the colon. Don’t wait for symptoms to develop. Be proactive about your digestive health and fight bad bacteria with a friendly probiotic, like Passion Fruit Biotic.
Did you know that colon cancer is the third most common cancer and the second leading cause of death among women in the U.S.?1
Scarily, many people don’t even know they have colon cancer until complications of the disease have progressed. While some people experience diarrhea and inflammation, others may have no symptoms of colon cancer at all.
US researchers recently found a link between strains of common bacteria and a certain type of colon cancer.
A study from The John Hopkins University School of Medicine found that the bacteria Bacteroides fragilis can sometimes trick immune system cells into allowing colon tissue to be continuously inflamed. This may cause malignancies in your colon, setting a prime environment for cancer.2
Bacteroides fragilis is commonly known to cause diarrhea in both children and adults, and it may affect the colon in the same way that H. pylori causes stomach ulcers and stomach cancers. This diarrhea-causing bacteria was also linked to 40 percent of colon cancers in a previous Turkish study.3
Most colorectal cancers start from clusters of abnormal cells in the glands. The cell clusters cover the inner walls of the colon and enlarge over time.4 Just as the bacteria can infect some people without any symptoms, colorectal cancer can be a silent danger in its early stages.
However, the most common symptoms of colon cancer are:
Don’t wait for symptoms of colon caner to show up! It’s often said that health begins in your colon. Take preventive measures to care for your colon health now.
Learn how to maintain a healthy colon and boost your immunity:
Digestive symptoms are not only unpleasant, often embarrassing, and disruptive, but they can also be warning signs for bigger problems. Being aware of your own digestive health and taking preventive action to support a healthy colon can help eliminate these symptoms and keep your colon and whole body strong and well.
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