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Causes and Risk Factors of Colon Cancer

The cause of the Colon cancer is unknown. Diet and reduction in circulation time in the large intestine (flow front feces) that includes the causative factor. Appropriate precautionary instructions recommended by the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, and other cancer organizations.

Risk factors for colon cancer:
  • Age over 40 years.
  • Blood in the stool.
  • History of rectal polyps or colon polyps.
  • Adematosa polyps or adenomas villus.
  • Family history of colon cancer or polyposis in the family.
  • History of chronic inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Diets high in fat, protein, meat and low in fiber.
Some groups recommend a diet that had the little animal fat and high in vegetables and fruits (eg Mormons, Seventh Day Adventists).

Foods to avoid:
  • Red meat.
  • Animal fats.
  • Fatty foods.
  • Meat and fish fried or grilled.
  • Carbohydrates are filtered (example: the filtered juice)
Foods should be consumed:
  • Fruits and vegetables, especially Craciferous Vegetables from the cabbage group (such as broccoli, brussels sprouts).
  • Whole grain rice.
  • Enough fluids, especially water.
Since most colon tumors produce adenomas, the main factors that endanger the colon, causing adenomas.

There are three types of colon adenomas: tubular, villous and tubulo villous. Although most colon cancers originate from adenomas, only 5% of all adenomas Colon became manigna, villous adenomas have a high potential to be manigna.

People who have had ucerative colitis or Crohn's disease also have a risk of Colon cancer. The addition of a risk at the beginning of a younger age and a higher level of involvement of the colon. Colon cancer risk would be 2/3 times greater if a family member suffering from the disease.