colorectal cancer

  1. Colorectal cancer linked to appendicitis

    The very first warning sign of colorectal cancer

    It's the number two killer cancer in the nation, second only to lung cancer.

    It kills more Americans than breast cancer or prostate cancer. But today, I'm going to help make sure you're not one of them.

    Colorectal cancer tumors can be stopped, removed, and even cured completely... IF you find them early enough. And now, the latest research reveals one way to spot your risk and take action in time to save your life.

    And it starts in another part of your body -- one that gets very little attention most of the time.

    It's your appendix, which sits on the end of your large intestine. You can think of it as a warning light for the rest of your digestive tract.

    When it lights up, you're at risk!

    The study finds that folks who've had an episode of appendicitis in their middle ages or later have a higher risk of colorectal cancers.

    MUCH higher.

    The study out of New Zealand finds that suffering from appendicitis after the age of 45 can increase your risk of colorectal cancers by up to 17 TIMES!

    It's not clear if anything from the appendicitis itself helps the tumor to form and grow or if the episode is triggered by the presence of the cancer in its earliest stages.

    Either way, the study shows that appendicitis could be a major risk factor -- and one you shouldn't ignore.

    OK, so it's one thing to KNOW you're at risk, whether it's from a bout of appendicitis or because you have a family history of the disease.

    It's quite another to turn that knowledge into something you can DO.

    This is where you're lucky: You CAN do something right now if you're at risk. There's an easy step that will cut your chances of developing this disease and save your life.

    If you've had appendicitis, especially in middle age or older, it's time to schedule your colonoscopy if you haven't had one already.

    This procedure is just about the best cancer screening out there because it not only detects the warning signs of the disease, but also can remove them right on the spot... and it does the job with little to no risk.

    For an even more successful procedure, schedule yours for first thing in the morning.

    Studies show that doctors are sharper earlier and more likely to detect polyps. And since you'll be fasting and can't eat until after the procedure, an early colonoscopy will also save you the trouble of being hungry and cranky all day.

  2. Obesity boosts colorectal risk

    Common condition boosts risk of colon polyps

    A big belly could put your butt on the line in a very real way -- because obesity can raise your risk of potentially cancerous colon growths.

    And not by a little bit, either.

    If you're an overweight man, your risk of colon polyps triples when compared to normal-weight men -- and if you're obese, that risk triples again when compared to overweight men, according to the latest research.

    And believe it or not, those are actually some of the best numbers in the study -- because it gets worse from here.

    Much worse.

    If you're obese, for example, your risk of having colorectal polyps (as opposed to none at all) jumps by 800 percent, while your risk of having three or more of these precancerous growths jumps by 650 percent.

    What's more, the study looked at several different measures of obesity -- including BMI, body fat, fat hormones, waistline and more -- and found that any of them alone can increase your risk of polyps.

    Colorectal polyps aren't cancers, but precancerous growths that could turn into tumors, especially if they get hold of something that can help them grow.

    And as it turns out, they just love leptin.

    That's the so-called fat hormone that rises in your body as your waistline expands -- and the higher your levels of leptin, the higher your risk of polyps.

    While this study focused on men, obesity is a major risk factor for a number of cancers in men and woman alike -- so if you've packed on the pounds yourself over the years, it's time to get rid of them.

    And no matter how much you weigh, if you're in your middle ages or older, it's important to get a colonoscopy.

    It's not nearly as bad as it sounds, and it could save your life.

    For some tips on colon screenings, read this free report from my House Calls archives.

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  3. Cancer prevention, the natural way

    Somewhere, a Big Pharma boss is cursing... because multiple new studies show how you can dramatically lower your risk for a common cancer using plain old good nutrition and healthy living.
  4. Folate's hidden benefit

    The latest research suggests that women can dramatically lower their risk of colorectal cancer by simply getting more folate.

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