What is Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a disease in which cancer cells grow in either the colon or the rectum. The colon and rectum are parts of the body's digestive system. They remove nutrients from food and store waste until it passes out of the body. The colon and primarily the rectum also absorb water from ingested materials. Normally, the cells in the colon and rectum divide in a regulated manner. If cells keep dividing when new cells are not needed, a mass of tissue called a tumor forms. A tumor can be benign or malignant.
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Signs and Symptoms of Colon Cancer If you made a New Years resolution to begin exercising on a regular basis, heres yet another reason to stick to it. New research concludes that consistent exercising is associated with a lower risk from dying of colon cancer. One in every seventeen people in the United States will develop the disease. Deaths from this cancer rank third after lung a...Read more

Colon Cancer Causes

The cause of colon cancer is unknown. ...
Colon Cleansing: Don't Be Misled By the Claims by Larry Lindner "Colon cleansers effectively eliminate large quantities of toxic waste, affecting the condition and vitality of the entire body." "Colonics...increase the release of old, encrusted colon waste, encourage discharge of toxins and parasites, freshen the gastroin...Read more

Colon Cancer Risks

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Exercise Reduces Risk of Colon Cancer Death Exercise is known to help combat obesity, which can lead to other serious health issues, and new research is only proving those preventive tactics to be effective. Specifically, new research is showing that consistent exercise can also help reduce the risk of death from colon cancer. Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. ...Read more

Colon Cancer Symptoms

Common symptoms of colorectal cancer include: Change in bowel habitsBlood (either bright red or black and tarry) in the stool (feces)Stools that are narrower than usualDiarrhea, constipation, or feeling that the bowel does not empty completelyGeneral abdominal discomfort (frequent gas pains, bloat...
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Signs and Symptoms of Colon Cancer If you made a New Years resolution to begin exercising on a regular basis, heres yet another reason to stick to it. New research concludes that consistent exercising is associated with a lower risk from dying of colon cancer. One in every seventeen people in the United States will develop the disease. Deaths from this cancer rank third after lung a...Read more

Colon Cancer Prevention

General Guidelines Eat a healthful diet. Exercise regularly. Avoid obesity. Stop smoking. Use alcohol in moderation. Eat a Healthy Diet Diets that are high in fat (particularly fat from animal sources, such as meat) and low in fruits and vegetables increase the risk of colorectal can...
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Colon Cancer Screening Without a Colonoscopy WASHINGTON -- Admit it. When you hear the word "colonoscopy," you practically start shaking in your boots. And you're not alone. Nearly half the people who need colon cancer screening -- potentially lifesaving checks for colorectal cancer (the nation's No. 2 cancer killer) -- miss them. Despite years of public efforts to make colon cancer...Read more

Colon Cancer Treatment

© 2009 Nucleus Medical Media, Inc. The treatment and management of colorectal cancer involves lifestyle changes, medication, chemotherapy, radiation, alternative and complementary therapies, and/or surgery. Depending on your case, the treatment goal may be to remove the cancer or to provide comfort measures if you are in the last stages of cancer. Treatment involves the following:
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Regeneron Drug 'Zaltrap' Prolongs Colorectal Cancer Survival Regeneron and Sanofi Pharmaceuticals announced in a news release today that the experimental drug Zaltrap may slightly slow the progression of advanced colorectal cancer and prolong the survival of patients when used in a chemotherapy regimen. The add-on therapy does not dramatically change the outcome of the cancer, but the median survival ...Read more
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