Australia recognizes Bowel Cancer Awareness Week in June which is designed to raise public awareness of a disease that claims the life of one Australian every two hours. Bowel cancer is the most common cancer in Australia to affect both men and women and is Australia's second biggest cancer killer after lung cancer.
Symptoms of Bowel Cancer:
There are a number of signs and symptoms of bowel cancer, such as:
* Bleeding from the rectum, accompanied by constipation or diarrhea.
* Sudden weight loss.
* Fatigue and low blood pressure.
* Change in the frequency and timing of bowel movement.
* Stools with mucus and/or melena.
* Bowel pain, tenderness and vomiting.
* Blood or air bubbles in the urine and vaginal discharge that is malodorous in nature.
* Anemia and palpitations due to a low hemoglobin level.
* Jaundice and liver enlargement.
* Paraneoplastic syndrome related to blood thickening.
* Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
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