Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Colo-Rectal Cancer Screening

Colo-Rectal cancer is the 4th most prevalent cancer in the United States.

"The 5-year survival rate for somebody with a stage I cancer, a cancer just affecting the inner layer of the colon, is 95 percent. The likelihood that somebody with a stage II cancer that's affecting the muscle layer of the colon but not the lymph nodes is about 80 percent. This again underscores the reasons for trying to detect colon cancer early. It can make a big difference in terms of odds of cure."

Watch the short unbiased video here on Colo-Rectal Cancer screening.

There are also 2 additional short videos about Crohn's and Irritable Bowel Disease as precursors to colon cancer on the same link.

Alex's comment: The message of these videos is early detection particularly if there is a family history of colon cancer or Crohn's/Colitis. This is key to a long and healthy life with cancer. Where I would come in as an herbalist is to help someone with Crohn's/Colitis control inflammation prior to a cancer diagnosis. Once a person has this type of cancer, if possible get it removed ASAP. This is clear. However, if a person has disease that requires chemotherapy, radiation, I can support the body to heal and recover.