Colorectal Polyps and Cancer
Colorectal cancer arise from the inner lining of the large intestine, the colon. Tumors may also arise from the inner lining of the very last part of the digestive tract, the rectum.
Most colorectal cancers are “silent” tumors, growing slowly and often do not produce symptoms until reaching a large size. Colorectal cancer is preventable and curable, if detected early.
How Does Colorectal Cancer Develop?
Colorectal cancer usually begins as a “polyp” on the inner surface of the colon. Polyps are often non-cancerous growths but some can develop into cancer.
The two most common types of polyps found in the colon and rectum include:
Hyperplastic and inflammatory polyps
Normally these polyps do not carry a risk of developing into cancer. However, large hyperplastic polyps, especially on the right side of the colon, are of concern and should be completely removed.
Adenomas or adenomatous polyps
These polyps, if left alone, could turn into colon cancer. These are considered pre-cancerous.
Although most colorectal polyps do not become cancer, virtually all colon and rectal cancers start from these growths. People may inherit diseases in which the risk of colon polyps and cancer is very high.
Colorectal cancer may also develop from areas of abnormal cells in the lining of the colon or rectum. This area of abnormal cells is called dysplasia and is more commonly seen in people with certain inflammatory diseases of the bowel such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
Risk Factors for Colorectal Cancer:
It is most common among people over age 50. Risk factors for colorectal cancer include:
- A personal or family history of colorectal cancer or polyps
- A diet high in red meats and processed meats
- Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis)
- Inherited conditions such as familial adenomatous polyposis and hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer
- Physical inactivity
- Heavy alcohol use
- Type 2 diabetes
Polyps occur when the fecal matter is toxic and becomes stagnant. When the fecal matter stays stationary in colon, the toxic matter in the fecal matter comes in contact with colon wall. It is this colon area being irritated and over time weaken. As inflammation sets in and irritation continues, toxins are absorbed into the colon wall and a growth occurs. This growth will continue as long as continue having toxic fecal matter and constipation.
Two things can help you from creating and irritating polyps:
First eliminate any form of constipation. For people with 3 meals per day they should have at least two bowel movements daily. Determine how long it takes for food passing through the body. Usually it should take about 24 hours for food travelling from mouth and out anus.
After breakfast, drink 6 – 8 oz of any juice with 2 oz of liquid chlorophyll, 2 oz of red beet juice preferrable. Then check when you start to see either green or red stools which is your colon transit time. If taking more than 24 hours then you need to reduce this time. Preventing colon cancer requires that fecal matter move through colon without remaining at one spot for too long.
To prevent colon cancer it is necessary changing your fecal matter toxic level. Two things making fecal matter more toxic are undigested food and carcinogenic chemicals. Since, most processed foods such as breads, packaged foods, cooked foods, processed meats, and pasteurized liquids lack digestive enzymes, the body is unable to digest all of the food eaten. When undigested food reaches the colon, it is decomposed by bad bacteria and becomes highly toxic.
To correct this toxicity, start eating more raw foods such as fruits and vegetables, which are filled with enzymes. Try ten servings a day which we need to stop colon cancer or other colon irritations.
Read food labels and avoid those foods which contain excessive preservative, coloring, dyes, fillers, and food stabilizers. There are hundreds of chemicals that are added to food which help keeping the food from falling apart and decaying. Many of these chemicals are not digested in the small intestine and move into the colon making the fecal matter more toxic.
Start applying abovementioned 2 steps to prevent colon cancer. If you have polyps, then these steps will help to keep them in check and reduce the risk of getting colon cancer.
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