Colorectal cancer, also called large bowel cancer, is the term used to describe malignant tumors found in the colon and rectum.In the United States, about 160,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed each year. It is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.The average age of diagnosis of cancer in patients with this syndrome is 44 years old, as compared to 64 years old in people without the syndrome. Two-thirds of these cancers occur in the proximal colon.In colon cancer patients, pathologists can measure microsatellite instability in colon tumor specimens, which is a surrogate marker for DNA mismatch repair gene dysfunction.To know if you are at risk to colorectal cancer, you must know what are the causes, risk factors and symptoms associated with this cancer.However, I have known there is no single cause for colon cancer. Nearly all colon cancers begin as benign polyps, which slowly develop into cancer.But you have a higher risk for colon cancer if you have: Colorectal polyps Cancer elsewhere in the body, a family history of colon cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, personal history of breast cancer.Certain genetic syndromes also increase the risk of developing colon cancer. What you eat may play a role in your risk of colon cancer.Colon cancer may be associated with a high-fat, low-fiber diet and red meat. Colon and rectum cancer often causes no symptoms, especially at first.SymptomsThe following symptoms, however, may indicate colon cancer: Diarrhea, constipation, or other change in bowel habits, blood in the stool, unexplained anemia, abdominal pain and tenderness in the lower abdomen. It may also include intestinal obstruction, weight loss with no known reason, narrow stools.DiagnosisWith proper screening, colon cancer can be detected BEFORE the development of symptoms, when it is most curable.A rectal exam may reveal a mass in patients with rectal cancer, but not colon cancer. Imaging tests to diagnose colorectal cancer include: Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy.If your doctor learns that you do have colorectal cancer, additional tests will be done to see if the cancer has spread.Stages¨ Stage 0: Very early cancer on the innermost layer of the intestine Stage I: Cancer is in the inner layers of the colon¨ Stage II: Cancer has spread through the muscle wall of the colon¨ Stage III: Cancer has spread to the lymph nodes¨ Stage IV: Cancer that has spread to other organs.Treatment depends partly on the stage of the cancer. In general, treatments may include: Chemotherapy medicines to kill cancer cells; Surgery to remove cancer cells; Radiation therapy to destroy cancerous tissue.Stage 0 colon cancer may be treated by removing the cancer cells, often during a colonoscopy; Stage II to stage IV colon cancer should receive chemotherapy after surgery and this may include cutting out the cancer, burning it (ablation), or freezing it (cryotherapy); Stages I, II, and III cancer are considered potentially curable but in most cases, stage IV cancer is not curable.PreventionSome evidence suggests that low-fat and high-fiber diets may reduce your risk of colon cancer. Preventive Services Task Force recommends against taking aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medicines to prevent colon cancer if you have an average risk of the disease — even if someone in your family has had the condition.Although low-dose aspirin may help reduce your risk of other conditions, such as heart disease, it does not lower the rate of colon cancer.
My stepfather and uncle died of cancer. My best friend also died of cancer. I have lots of reasons not to like cancer so I made up my mind to look for alternatives, to help others who may be in a bad way from cancer to find a solution.You too may be looking for answers. Cancer is a devastating disease that not only kills its victims, but also tears apart their friends and loved ones. The frustration dealing with doctors who give you little hope and treatments that are often worse than the disease itself is almost too much to take.Well I have spent years looking for answers as I watched my friends and family members pass away from this awful disease. I admit I am just a regular guy and I may not recognize as much as a doctor, but I can also tell you that I am here to get to the truth and I think I have discovered it through two amazing doctors.Dr. Timothy Brantley and Dr. T. Simoncini have discovered ways to help their patients beat cancer. And I think their solutions are powerful and should be shouted from the rooftops of every building. They are not miracle workers, just practitioners in search of the truth and looking to provide you answers. It all starts with understanding what causes cancer and what you can do to prevent it.What Causes Cancer?Cancer is the mystery disease. Billions have been spent to try to find a cure, yet you never hear anyone clearly specify what causes it. Sure we hear about certain bad habits like smoking or too much sun that may make you more vulnerable to getting cancer, but you never hear how you can get it in the first place.Unfortunately, I have known far too many people who have contracted Cancer and have died. And despite modern medicines attempt with drugs (chemotherapy) or radiation (isn’t that one of the causes?) most of the people using these traditional treatments lose their battle with cancer. In fact all I have seen from these types of treatments is quick deterioration in the patients health, plus they feel awful everyday from the treatment itself. In fact on Dr. Simoncini web site shows the fact that nearly all doctors themselves would not utilize the treatments they often prescribe:”The great lack of trust is evident even amongst doctors. Polls and questionnaires show that three doctors out of four (75 percent) would refuse any chemotherapy because of its ineffectiveness against the disease and its devastating effects on the entire human organism. This is what many doctors and scientists have to say about chemotherapy:””The majority of the cancer patients in this country die because of chemotherapy, which does not cure breast, colon or lung cancer. This has been documented for over a decade and nevertheless doctors still utilize chemotherapy to fight these tumors.” (Allen Levin, MD, UCSF, “The Healing of Cancer”, Marcus Books, 1990).”But recently, I have been hearing more and more about those that are living and beating cancer everyday. And the one thing I have learned through my research is that you have to beat cancer “everyday”, because there really is no quick fix.Two doctors who I think may have answers is Dr. Timothy Brantley and Dr Tullio Simoncini.Dr. Brantley is a popular naturopathic herb doctor that I first saw on Rachael Ray show and later the Montel Williams show who teaches people that “You Are The Cause and You Are The Cure”. In his book titled “The Cure Heal Your Body, Save Your Life” lays out the fundamentals on how he helped several people cure themselves of cancer by balancing their internal systems using a proper diet and aggressive detoxification. This process saved hundreds of his patients suffering numerous ailments. And he has helped celebrities like Sylvester Stallone, Kelsey Grammar and other famous people with their health issues.The keys to balancing your system as established through Dr. Brantley’s book is to remove the toxins that are trapped in your body and simultaneously stop adding more toxins. These toxins are made up of free radicals that wreak havoc on your body. Dr. Brantley says that all of the answers are in nature and if you focus on feeding your body foods from the earth then you can cure yourself of almost any disease. In addition, he offers herbal formulas that can help to remove years of built-up of toxins trapped in the vital organs of your body. And he writes that Cancer cannot live in a balanced body and I have seen his patients on the Montel William show who have claimed that they are now cancer free because of what Dr. Brantley has taught them.If you want to find out “how toxic you are”, Dr. Brantley offers a free health evaluation or join as a member to get access to his healthy recipes and other health reports he provides via his web site. And unlike most web sites with answers he gives all of this information without asking for any a penny.On the other side of the spectrum is Dr. T. Simoncini a trained Medical Doctor specializing in Oncology (a cancer specialist). He is confident that Cancer is a fungus that can be treated and cured. The most surprising fact is that the treatment is using sodium bicarbonate a substance we know better as baking soda. Yes, I said baking soda like the one Arm N Hammer produces. Through his practice in Rome, Italy, Dr. Simoncini uses sodium bicarbonate directly where the tumor resides in the body. He hypothesized that tumors shared many of the same properties of a fungus; and since sodium bicarbonate was known to be a quick and powerful weapon capable of eliminating fungus he might be able to use it to combat the tumor. And it did as Dr. Simoncini explains “I thought that if I could administer high concentrations orally or intravenously I might be able to obtain the same result. So I started my tests and my experiments, which provided me immediately with tangible results.”These discoveries lead to equally burning questions that need to be asked: If something as simple as baking soda can reduce and eliminate tumors and changing your diet can eliminate and reduce cancer and tumors, why has the medical community not mobilized around these solutions? And why are we not shouting and lauding these discoveries in major forums where cancer is discussed?The answer to these questions are not clear. Although you do not need to look far as who benefits from Cancer being treated in its current prescribed manner. According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer patients are going to cost Medicare alone $21 billion for 5 years of care of 700,000 people. This is BIG BUSINESS folks. Don’t let anyone tell you anything different. Pharmaceutical companies, MRI companies, doctors and hospitals would be crippled if all of these patients suddenly went away. Many doctors do not want to challenge these businesses who profit from cancer patients and in turn help fund the doctor’s living.If this is why these alternative cancer treatments have not been tested on a larger scale then it is a shame. However, you don’t have to give up hope if you or a loved one has cancer. There is a cure for cancer and you do not need miracles. I pray you find this article and pass it along to as many people as you can, because you can save a life. God bless you and anyone else who has cancer or who has a loved one who has it.Please click on the links below for additional information.Dr. Brantley’s web sitehttp://www.brantleycure.comDr. Brantley provides you a pathway to better health with Healthy recipes and a free health evaluation, articles and more. It’s a worthwhile visit since they give so much information away for free. Also check out his herbal products.Dr. Simoncini web sitehttp://www.cancerfungus.comBucking the trend Oncologist Dr. Simoncini has an answer for tumors and cancer and it definitely will raise an eyebrow.
How many people die from cancer each year? If you have been wondering what the answer to this question is, you just found the right article.Cancer continues to be a major disease for those in developed countries. The numbers for those that are dying of cancer in the world are increasing. 2007 was one of the last years recorded, and 7.9 million people died of cancer. That number is slated to increase to 11.5 million by the year 2030. For the developed countries, cancer is the second largest reason for death. Only heart disease beats cancer in killing people in the Western world and in those countries that are considered “modern”. The World Health Organization says that forty percent of cancer can be prevented. They recommend avoiding tobacco, being obese, alcohol abuse, sexually transmitted diseases and carcinogens at the workplace. Lung cancer is the one type of cancer that kills the most people throughout the world. Tobacco is the culprit in this statistic.The details for how many people die from cancer based on their country is not surprising. Two million in China are killed each year by cancer. Part of this is attributed to the increased urbanization and the adoption of Western diets. In the United Kingdom about 230,000 people die of cancer every year. An estimate of 17,000 of these people die of colon cancer and 6000 die of pancreatic cancer in the United Kingdom. One very sad statistic is that 3,000 people in the United States die every year just from second hand cigarette smoke. The total for every cancer death except nonmelanoma skin cancer in the United States is over 565,000 people. Lung cancer is first among the killer cancers in the United States. The unreported fact is that the invisible gas radon accounts for 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year for the United States.In Australia, 12,000 people die of cancer every year. Skin cancer is a large part of that number. For Japan, over 336,000 people die in that country from cancer and most of these have lung cancer. In Pakistan, 85,000 die of cancer. In Brazil, over 25,000 die from this disease yearly. The killer disease we call cancer strikes around the world and is getting stronger by the day. Will the medical industry be able to rediscover the cure? Let’s hope so. If not, maybe those who smoke tobacco will learn that it is quite literally killing them.