The phrase “listening to your gut” takes on a completely different meaning when it comes to your health.
After recent studies, physicians at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center are notifying people to be more aware of their body’s behavior. Look out for a color change in your stool, blood in your bowel movement and consistent pain in your stomach that lasts more than a week. Don’t brush these symptoms off as just a bad stomach ache; catching these problems as soon as possible will benefit your health in the long run. There are multiple ways to get tested for colon cancer, such as the colonoscopy exam. According to the American Cancer Society, colon cancer is expected to cause as many as 50,000 deaths by the end of the year. Do your part in the fight against colon cancer by educating not only yourself, but the ones around you.