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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month - Apr 1st-30th

Bowel cancer, commonly referred to as colorectal cancer, is a kind of cancer that starts in the colon or rectum. It is the third most prevalent cancer in the world and can affect anyone of any age, although older adults are more likely to develop it. It is important to understand the symptoms and risk factors for bowel cancer because it can be devastating if it is not identified and treated at an early stage.

Changes in bowel habits, such as diarrhoea or constipation, blood in the stool, cramping or painful abdominal muscles, unexplained weight loss, and exhaustion are all signs of colon cancer. Regular screening is crucial since some patients with colon cancer may not exhibit any symptoms at all.

As long as the illness meets the policy's definition of a critical illness, the majority of critical illness policies will cover a variety of cancers, including bowel cancer. To understand what is covered and what is excluded, it is important to read the policy documents thoroughly.

Exclusions or restrictions for pre-existing conditions, such as any family history of cancer, may apply to some critical illness policies. A critical disease diagnosis may also be subject to waiting periods under some policies, while other policies may have age restrictions or other qualifying requirements.

In conclusion, bowel cancer is a dangerous and possibly fatal condition that can be avoided or discovered early with routine screening and a healthy lifestyle. It is crucial to discuss screening options with your doctor if you have any symptoms or are at a higher risk.

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