Thursday, September 13, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: alternative medicine, anti-cancer, cancer prevention, clean foods, colon cancer, Colorectal Cancer, diet, fiber, fiber-rich foods, Fresh, goodcancer, goodfood, goodhealth, healing foods, Leafy greens, natural cures, natural healing, natural medicine, natural remedies, organics, prevention, superfoods, vegetables (Natural News) The number of people diagnosed with colon cancer in the U.S. is increasing, and more than 50,000 people die from it. It is also the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. and the third most common cancer in men and women. Despite these alarming numbers, colon cancer can still be prevented by making healthy changes to your diet. Here are some tips you can follow to prevent colon cancer: Consume more fiber and raw vegetables – Fiber-rich foods and raw vegetables can help get rid of toxins and unwanted substances from the colon. Some experts recommend eating as many as 10 … [Read more...] about Nip it in the bud: Natural remedies that prevent colon cancer
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September 6, 2018Kevin Lomangino is the managing editor of HealthNewsReview.org. He tweets as @KLomangino. A photo from Jennifer Waller’s GoFundMe page for medical expenses.A 32-year-old cancer patient has taken to Facebook to urge people to “get screened early for colon cancer” — and a number of news outlets are spreading her impassioned message without giving it sufficient scrutiny. The news coverage is a classic case of muddling the distinction between diagnosis and screening, and it could expose readers to unnecessary costs and harms that almost certainly outweigh any benefit from expanded testing for colon cancer. This is a common problem in journalism and one that we wrote about last week in this review of a story about carotid artery scans. It’s something we’ll be tackling in more depth next week with a primer that explains the ins and outs of screening and why it’s often not as beneficial as people think. Stay tuned. Key … [Read more...] about Why one woman’s emotional plea for early colon cancer screening may harm instead of help
(Reuters) - Colon cancer patients who drink one or more servings of artificially-sweetened beverages a day have roughly half the risk of their cancer recurring compared to those who drink few or none of these beverages, a U.S. study suggests. The study wasn’t designed to prove whether or how drinking these beverages lowers the risk of colon cancer returning. The researchers can only theorize about reasons for their findings. One reason might be that patients who consume artificially-sweetened drinks are substituting them for sugar-sweetened sodas and juices, and therefore taking in less sugar, the study authors write in the journal PLoS ONE. “We’ve been studying the role of post-diagnosis diet and lifestyle on the risk of colon cancer, and a variety of factors are associated with recurrence,” said senior author Dr. Charles Fuchs, director of the Yale Cancer Center in New Haven, Connecticut. These factors include obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, a … [Read more...] about Diet soft drinks tied to lower odds of colon cancer recurrence
During the most trying time of his life, Chris Callahan found refuge on the Wildwood beach. The beach brought an aspect of normalcy to his life, whether he was lifeguarding or riding the waves like hundreds of other beachgoers. Four years ago, at the age of 33, Callahan was diagnosed with colon cancer – the third-most common cancer among men and women, but one that typically doesn't rear its head until middle age or later. Callahan had a wife, two sons and a new career as a teacher. It was a scary time of life, filled with grueling treatments. Still, he spent 40 days on the Wildwood Beach Patrol that summer, his ninth as a lifeguard. "Without coming to the beach, I don't know if I could have beaten cancer," said Callahan, now 37 and the father of a third boy. "There's something with the beach, and stuff like that, that calms you." That's why Callahan gets so excited about The Cure at the Shore, an annual fundraiser hosted by the beach patrols along the southern Jersey Shore. Only … [Read more...] about Lifeguard recounts how Wildwood beach helped him battle colon cancer
A new study suggests that colon cancer patients who regularly drink diet sodas have a much lower risk of their tumor coming back, or of dying from the cancer. In a study funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute, researchers tracked outcomes for more than 1,000 colon cancer patients. The investigators found that those who drank one or more 12-ounce servings of artificially sweetened soft drinks a day had a 46 percent lower risk of cancer recurrence or death over the study period than those who didn't drink such beverages. A second analysis found that about half of the benefit appeared to be due to people switching from regular to diet sodas. "Artificially sweetened drinks have a checkered reputation in the public because of purported health risks that have never really been documented," study senior author Dr. Charles Fuchs, director of Yale Cancer Center, said in a university news release. "Our study clearly shows they help avoid cancer recurrence and death in patients who have … [Read more...] about Could Diet Soda Help Curb Colon Cancer’s Return?