Pele Death: Star footballer was suffering from colon cancer, such initial symptoms can be used to predict the disease

Legendary footballer Pele has died on Thursday (December 29) at the age of 82. He was battling colon cancer for a long time. He was diagnosed with this serious disease only in September last year. Chemotherapy was done as a treatment, although it did not help much. On December 22, in the medical report, the doctors told that his cancer has increased, finally on December 29, the champion full bowler breathed his last. On Friday, this news was going to bring a wave of mourning for the whole world including India. Considered one of the greatest footballers of all time, Pele was a three-time World Cup winner.

Pele had been suffering from serious colon cancer for about a year, the risk of this disease has been seen increasing rapidly all over the world. According to health experts, colon cancer is caused by tumorous growth in the large intestine, due to which millions of people die every year. If its symptoms are noticed in time, then the treatment becomes easier and the period of survival can increase. Let us know about this cancer condition in further detail.

Know about colon cancer

Colon cancer begins in the colon (large intestine) or rectum. The colon and rectum are the organs that make up the lower part of your digestive system. Colon cancer is also called colorectal cancer. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that 1 in 23 men and 1 in 25 women will develop colorectal cancer during their lifetime. Screening is recommended for all people in the age group of 45-50 years. It is considered very important to pay attention to its symptoms.

What are the symptoms of colon cancer?

Doctors say, paying attention to some symptoms can prevent the disease from reaching critical condition. However, in most cases, there are no specific symptoms in the early stages. This serious disease can be estimated by paying attention to some problems occurring in the body. If 2-3 of these symptoms persist, then definitely consult a doctor and get yourself examined.

  • Persistent diarrhea or constipation.
  • Passing blood with the stool, which may make the stool appear dark brown or black.
  • frequent abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, or gas
  • Persistent urge to defecate despite having a bowel movement.
  • Weakness and fatigue, weight loss.
  • Iron deficiency or anemia.
causes of colon cancer

Cancer occurs as a result of changes in the DNA within cells. Certain mutations cause abnormal cells to build up in the lining of the colon, which can lead to colon cancer. Apart from this, many lifestyle factors can also cause the development of this cancer, on which all people should pay serious attention.

  • condition of being overweight or obese.
  • The risk is higher in those who smoke and drink alcohol.
  • Type-2 diabetes can also increase the risk.
  • Risk due to sedentary lifestyle.
  • Consuming more processed meat.
What to do to prevent colon cancer?

Some risk factors for colon cancer, such as family history, DNA mutations, and age-related exposures, cannot be prevented, but the risk can be reduced by paying attention to lifestyle factors.

  • Reduce intake of red meat.
  • Eat more plant-based foods.
  • Decrease the amount of fat in the diet.
  • It is necessary to exercise daily, lose weight.
  • Keep absolute distance from alcohol and smoking.
  • Keep diabetes under control.


note: This article has been prepared on the basis of medical reports and suggestions from health experts.

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