It’s somehow not customary to talk about colon problems in our country. This is not your heart, and not even your teeth. Here you can openly talk and sympathize, and advise. But how do you talk about hemorrhoids? Meanwhile, if every person over 40 regularly examined his gut, there would be much less problems.
Alas, so far this is far. Today in Russia, 45,000 people get colon cancer annually. The main risk group is people over 60 years old, however, among patients, about 20% of those who are still very far from retirement.
The exact causes of this, as, indeed, of any other cancer, are not fully understood. But one thing is clear: colon and rectal cancer is a disease of civilization. In those parts of the world where people still earn their livelihood by hunting and fishing, where it is customary to move around not on wheels, but on their own, where the air is saturated with smells of earth and grass, not gasoline and asphalt, this ailment and rumor did not hear. Continue reading