Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon or rectal cancer.
Cancer can sometimes start in the small bowel (small intestine), but small bowel cancer is much rarer than large bowel cancer.
Signs and symptoms
The three main symptoms of bowel cancer are
blood in the stools (faeces),
changes in bowel habits; such as more frequent, looser stools
and abdominal (tummy) pain.
However, these symptoms are very common and most people with them do not have bowel cancer. For example, blood in the stools is more often caused by haemorrhoids (piles), and a change in bowel habits or abdominal pain is usually the result of something you have eaten.
As almost 9 out of 10 people with bowel cancer are over the age of 60, these symptoms are more important as people get older. They are also more significant when they persist despite simple treatments.
Most people who are eventually diagnosed with bowel cancer have one of the following combinations of symptoms:
The symptoms of bowel cancer can be subtle and don’t necessarily make you feel ill.
Once a day, insert Frankincense/Myrrh Blend anally (same as a suppository), squirt half a pipette full (0.4ml) into the rectum, contract your anal muscles for 60 seconds, to allow the oil to absorb (remain to lie down for a few minutes for proper absorption). Absorption by the rectum’s blood vessels flows into the body’s circulatory system, which distributes to the body’s organs and bodily systems. Wash the pipette properly after each use before closing the bottle.
If you have to drink more than one capsule a day, spread them over the course of the day, never more than two capsules at a time. Spreading the capsules throughout the day assists the body with proper absorption. Always good to have a very small snack/fruit before drinking capsules.