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Colon Cancer

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Jaycee Gancena

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Dietary and lifestyle requirements Low-fat, high fiber intake (ex. whole wheat bread, seeds, bran)
Consuming food products that are rich in antioxidants (ex. pomegranate, green tea)
Exercise for an overall healthy lifestyle What is Colon Cancer? Colon Cancer a.k.a Colorectal Cancer
develops from an adenomatous polyp that is located in the large intestine
colon cancer can occur anywhere in the colon Who are at risk and what are the causes? Men and women over the age of 50
Those that have a family history of colon cancer, ovarian cancer and breast cancer
Family history of polyps
Individuals that have a high intake of fatty foods and low intake of fiber
Frequent inflammatory bowel diseases How do I prevent or treat Colon Cancer? Prevention:
get a colonoscopy screening
have a high fiber dietary intake from wheat and vegetable products
have an overall healthy lifestyle by eating healthy and doing frequent exercises
remove an existing polyp before it develops being cancerous

Treatment:
surgical removal
frequent tests of the colon to monitor the cancer (Stages 0-IV)
chemotherapy
radiation therapy What are the symptoms of Colon Cancer? fatigue
weakness
shortness of breath
change in bowel habits
narrow/bloody stools
abdominal pains such as cramps and/or bloating
weight loss
diarrhea
constipation Statistics of Colon Cancer third leading cancer-related death in the United States (approx. 32,000 deaths annually)
one of the preventable/curable cancers if there is an early diagnosis of the polyp
without a family history of the cancer, there is only a 6% chance of getting the cancer
the third leading cancer-related death for men, and forth leading cancer-related death for women
stage I (the first stage of the cancer) survival rate is at only 74% for the next five years
stage IV (the last stage of the cancer) survival rate is only 6% of only five years http://www.doctoroz.com/colonoscopy-videos/dr-ozs-colonoscopy-pt-5 Here's a video to better understand Colon Cancer: Polyps There are two kinds of polyps that can be found in the body: Adenomatous: Will develop to be cancerous when not removed in time.
Hyperplastic: Does not promote any danger to the body, and is not cancerous. By: Jaycee Gancena Colon cancer - PubMed Health. (n.d.). National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved December 19, 2012, from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001308/

Dr. Oz's Colonoscopy, Pt. 4 | The Dr. Oz Show. (n.d.). The Dr. Oz Show. Retrieved December 19, 2012, from http://www.doctoroz.com/colonoscopy-videos/dr-ozs-colonoscopy-pt-4

Fingerote, R. J. (n.d.). Colon Cancer (cont.). emedicinehealth . Retrieved January 9, 2013, from www.emedicinehealth.com/colon_cancer/page3_em.htm

Nugent, F. W. (n.d.). Colon Cancer (Colorectal Cancer). medicinenet.com. Retrieved December 27, 2012, from www.medicinenet.com/colon_cancer/article.htm

Roizen, M., & MD. (n.d.). Dr. Oz Had a Polyp: What Can/Should You Do? | The Dr. Oz Show. The Dr. Oz Show. Retrieved December 19, 2012, from http://www.doctoroz.com/blog/mike-roizen-md/dr-oz-had-polyp-what-canshould-you-do References Ascending Colon Descending Colon Rectum Transverse Colon Sigmoid Colon
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