Colon cancer cells deficient in p53, one of the most important control proteins in cell growth, activate a particular metabolic pathway to adapt to the lack of oxygen and nutrients inside the tumor. Statins, which are often prescribed to lower cholesterol, block this metabolic pathway and cause the
What to do: If you are at risk for oral or colon cancer...or are being treated for one of these diseases...or a survivor of any of them...talk to your doctor about adding black raspberry to a daily smoothie. (You could never eat enough black-raspberries to get the cancer-reversing effect.) Good product: Freeze-dried black raspberry powder
People treated for stage 111 colon cancer who ate two or more ounces of almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews or pecans per week lowered their chance of a recurrence by 42 percent and the likelihood of dying by 57 percent compared to people who didn't eat nuts, researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston reported. In
Colorectal cancer is becoming more common in younger adults. The rate of people under age 50 rose more than 11% from 2004 to 2014. And colorectal cancer among people ages 20 to 34 is expected to increase 90% by 2030. The actual number of people in these age groups who develop colorectal cancer remains small.
Lying on your left side (compare with lying on your back) during a colonoscopy may increase the likelihood that doctors will detect precancerous polyps on your colon's right side. In one recent study, when 130 patients lay that way, docs found polyps in 43 percent more of them. No such increase was found when people
Colon cancer is diagnosed in about 135,000 Americans each year, and about 52,000 Americans die of colon cancer each year. For nonsmokers, it's the top cause of cancer death. An unfortunate fact behind this statistic is that about a third of American adults aren't up to date on screening tests for colon cancer, which may