In the United States, more than 1.5 million people are diagnosed with some kind of cancer every year, with two of the most common types being skin and colon cancer.
Skin cancer is an abnormal, uncontrolled growth of the skin cells, usually from harmful ultraviolet rays. Common signs of skin cancer include: any enlarging lump or nodule, an ulcer, a changing lesion, or a bleeding lesion.
Colon cancer, often referred to as bowel, rectal, or colorectal cancer, is a cancer that begins in the rectum or colon, located in the lower digestive system. Precancerous polyps often have no symptoms but when they do emerge, they may include: rectal bleeding, abdominal cramps, and weight loss.
Since cancer may be present without the appearance of any noticeable symptoms, it’s important to get check-ups and screenings to give yourself the best chance of early detection.
Get ahead of the game. Early detection and prevention are your first defense against cancer.