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2011-12-24 08:00:00

As more mainstream doctors come to embrace colon cleansing as legitimate medical technique, herbalist Stephanie Ryerson offers tips for a safe cleanse. Allentown, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) December 24, 2011 Colon cleansing has historically been the province of herbalists and “alternative” doctors, but recent reports have indicated that the technique is slipping into the mainstream. According to a December 2011 report from Oregon Live, more and more people are embracing the colon...

2011-10-18 09:11:25

For the first time, a specific microorganism has been found to be associated with human colorectal cancer. In two studies published online today in Genome Research (http://www.genome.org), independent research teams have identified Fusobacterium in colon cancer tissue, a finding that could open new avenues for diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Colon cancer ranks as the second leading cause of cancer deaths, and while the underlying cause remains unclear, inflammation is known to be a...

2011-09-28 05:53:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Specific fruits and veggies reduce risks of Colorectal Cancer (CRC), some veggies help prevent proximal and distal, while others just help to prevent distal CRC. "Fruits and vegetables have been examined extensively in nutritional research in relation to CRC, however, their protective effect has been subject to debate, possibly because of different effects on different subsites of the large bowel," lead investigator Professor Lin Fritschi, PhD, head of the...

2011-09-26 13:15:34

According to new study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association The effects of fruit and vegetable consumption on colorectal cancer (CRC) appear to differ by site of origin, according to a new study published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Researchers found that within the proximal and distal colon, brassica vegetables (Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli) were associated with decreased risk of these cancers. A...

2011-09-10 04:00:00

The Bay Area's Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation is holding its eighth annual run/walk on Oct. 23 at Lake Merced to raise awareness and promote detection of colon cancer. Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2011 Strides for Life is a Bay Area non-profit organization founded in memory of Dylan Cappel, whose life was taken by colon cancer at the age of 23. Since his passing, the organization has remained fully committed to raising awareness, prevention and detection of the disease...

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Large Intestine
2013-04-30 14:11:04

The large intestine is the organ that follows the small intestine but is the last part of the digestive tract before the waste leaves the body. Formation and Orientation The small intestine is on average about five feet long. It is composed of four distinct structural parts; the cecum, colon, and anus. The cecum is the part of the large intestine that comes first. It is separated into three parts. The taeniae coli are three bands of smooth muscle. The haustra are bulges caused by...

2013-03-04 10:30:47

Sigmoidoscopy is a medical procedure in which the physician is able to visualize the inside walls of the large intestine with a scope placed in the rectum. Only the distal part of the colon, or the sigmoid, is examined as opposed to the entire bowel in a colonoscopy. Reasons for procedure The use of this procedure is mainly for early detection of colorectal cancer, vascular abnormalities or polyps. Studies have shown that this procedure has aided in early detection of colorectal cancer...

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