Bowel cancer, also known as Colon cancer, is one of the most common cancers in the western world. It is a general term for cancers that begins in the large as well as small bowel. However small bowel cancer is more rare than large bowel cancer.
Eating habits and especially genetic factors contribute to the development of colon cancer. Wider reasons for bowel cancer are inactivity, irregular diets, high alcohol intake, smoking and obesity.
Colon cancer is often symptomless for a long time. If typical symptoms such as abdominal pain, irregular bowel movements or visible blood deposits occur, the disease will usually well advance.
Surgical treatments can offer cure for most cases when early diagnosed is achieved. Laparoscopic bowel resection allow safe and effective treatment of bowel cancer with a short hospital stay and very quick recovery.