Dr Ehiatamah Ehinomem, an Oncologist with Nationwide Hospital, Abuja, has suggested Nigerians to keep away from smoking and indulging in extreme consumption of alcohol to scale back danger of growing colon most cancers.
Ehinomem gave the recommendation in an interview with the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja.
In response to him, genetic mutation, publicity to radiation emitting from telephones, computer systems, micro waves, electrical devices, viral and bacterial infections are components that may additionally predispose a person to most cancers.
He defined that most cancers is a malignant progress within the physique the place regular cells are made irregular by sure components, noting that breast, cervical, colorectal and prostate cancers are extra frequent in Nigeria.
Ehinomem defined that colon is part of the digestive system, known as the big gut and generally known as the gastro intestinal tramp.
“When there’s a cancerous progress or tumour on the colon it results in colon most cancers which is characterised as uncontrolled cell progress.
“Signs of colon most cancers embrace change in bowel habits, reminiscent of diarrhea or constipation, change in consistency of stool.
“Others are rectal bleeding or blood within the stool, persistent belly discomfort, reminiscent of cramps, fuel or ache within the stomach.
“Colon Most cancers will be managed by radiotherapy, surgical procedure and chemotherapy relying on the extent of the illness,’’ he mentioned.
The Oncologist mentioned that colon most cancers was extra frequent amongst ladies, outstanding amongst older folks of 50 years and above with few instances of individuals of their 30s and late 20s.
Ehinomem talked about that irritation and weight problems are different components that pose the chance for colon most cancers, whereas encouraging people vulnerable to the illnesses to eat extra greens and fruit to avert the illness.
He known as on authorities to create extra consciousness on most cancers in rural communities and additional enhance the medical insurance scheme for Nigerians, particularly the poor and center class residents.
He recognized early analysis and adherent to therapy as essential to saving lives, whereas urging sufferers to desist from patronizing natural and conventional medicines.
“Conventional and natural preparations haven’t been proven or confirmed to remedy cancers. If anybody thinks in any other case, they’ll tell us and exhibit it.
“We’re opened to studying with evidence-based details,’’ he mentioned.