Battling colon cancer


During the past 30 years, Jeffrey Milsom, director of colon and rectal surgery at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, has often been the bearer of bad news. The colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US and the third most common in both men and women cancer. Each year, about 135,000 people in the United States are diagnosed, and more than 50,000 die. However, innovations in the detection, diagnosis and treatment have revolutionized the field and deaths from the disease have declined steadily.


As we age, most of us develop precancerous polyps and in fact, there is ample period of time-several years to remove a polyp and relieved. Unfortunately, people do not seek treatment in the early stages about 22 million people between 50 and 75 who should be screened do not. Continue reading “Battling colon cancer”


If conventional treatment of colorectal cancer are unavoidable (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, etc..), It is possible to act in parallel to maximize his chances of recovery and minimize recurrence. These additional instructions can be practiced by all in preventing colorectal cancer. What are the complementary strategies of fight against colorectal cancer?

1) against colorectal cancer: full of calcium and vitamin D
2) Against Colorectal Cancer: regular physical activity
3) Against Colorectal Cancer: Alcohol should be avoided
4) Beware of overweight and especially with the large belly!
5) Red meats, grilled meats and seriously limit
6) Fruit, vegetables and whole grains galore
7) Less sugar and sugary drinks
8 ) Consistency neuro-emotional, Tai Chi, yoga, relaxation, etc..
9) Support and psychotherapeutic groups of patients


1) against colorectal cancer: full of calcium and vitamin D

Dairy products and bottled water contribute to an adequate calcium intake. Otherwise, supplementation may be recommended. On vitamin D, it is important to expose every day about fifteen minutes in the sun because it is under the influence of sunlight our skin manufactures the majority of vitamin D we need. Remember that vitamin D helps in particular to the binding of calcium on bone. Again, if vitamin D deficiency, you can also use supplements. The ideal is to calibrate their vitamin D levels in the blood first. Continue reading “TIPS TO FIGHT DAILY AGAINST COLORECTAL CANCER”


Why screen for colorectal cancer? Because diagnosed early, colorectal cancer is curable in more than nine out of ten cases. And colorectal cancer kills 100,000 Europeans, men and women. To encourage the French to get tested, the National Cancer Institute launched the first national awareness campaign.

1.”Most often detected in time, colorectal cancer is not bad”
2.2008, the year of the spread of organized screening for colorectal cancer
3.The colorectal cancer screening in practice


“Most often detected in time, colorectal cancer is not bad”

The colorectal cancer is the second cause of cancer deaths in France. However, when diagnosed at stage I (tumor beginner), the survival rate at 5 years was 94%. But this is currently the case only a single case of colorectal cancer 5. For survival increases, it is imperative to do everything to track this cancer at an earlier stage of development. This is the goal of organized screening, experienced since 2003 and now extends to the whole country. Continue reading “COLORECTAL CANCER: TRACKED TIME, WE HEALED!”


As part of organized screening, Hem occult test is recommended every two years for anyone 50 to 74 years. But what are the recommendations and what consideration is to be produced in case of symptoms such as individuals or in patients with history of bowel disease?

Colorectal cancer screening by level of risk

At the time of the extension of the national screening program for colorectal cancer , the Ministry of Health reminds the decision tree, that is to say the type of examination and other procedures, depending on the case, and particular depending on symptoms and risk levels of each.

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Thus, it is recommended to some people to participate in organized screening, while others will need to comply with more specific tests and / or more frequent. People without symptoms and without particular risk A Hemoccult II is every two years recommended for men and women from 50 years and up to 74 years. If particular symptoms The presence of the following symptoms must push to achieve a colonoscopy: Continue reading “COLORECTAL CANCER: WHICH EXAM FOR THAT?”


Second cancer in women (after breast cancer) and third in men (after lung cancer and prostate cancer), colorectal cancer is very common. Since 2009, cervical cancer screening is widespread throughout France. The goal: to detect this cancer as soon as possible to increase the effectiveness of treatments. And you, what is your risk of colorectal cancer?

What is your age:
You are under 50 years. (0)
Over 50 years to 74 years. (1)
You are over 74 years. (0)
Colorectal cancer mainly affects people over 50 years. That is why the screening program recommends a test every two years, 50 to 74 years (being a cancer that develops slowly, it does not seem essential to continue screening beyond old age ).


Do you have a history of colon cancer in your family?
No. (0)
A person. (1)
Several people. (2)
Any family history of colorectal cancer increases the risk of suffering also. Continue reading “WHAT IS YOUR RISK OF COLORECTAL CANCER?”


The screening program for colorectal cancer is for all people aged over 50 years. Diagnosed early, it can be cured in more than 9 out of 10. However, there are cases of inheriting the cancer colorectal requiring special care including a consultation with a geneticist.

1.The high incidence of colorectal cancer
2.Aggravating factors and protective for colorectal cancer
3.Genetic predisposition for colorectal cancer
4.The colorectal cancer screening


When colorectal cancer is detected early, the chances of recovery above 90%. Mass screening using the Hem occult II ®, now organized throughout the country, to identify early colorectal cancer and thus significantly improve the prognosis of the patient. Operation “Blue March” aims to further sensitize the population on this screening too little follow-up since the national participation rate over the period 2009-2010 is 34% (1). Continue reading “COLORECTAL CANCER AND GENETIC PREDISPOSITION”


No mercy for colorectal cancer. This is the third most common cancer and is often fatal. The only weapon we have right now is early detection. This is based on the Hem occult II, which is being extended as part of an organized screening.
1.Colorectal cancer screening: Hem occult II
2.When the test is positive: colonoscopy to look for colorectal cancer
3.Soon a new immunoassay to screen for colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer screening: Hem occult II

This test is ordered by a physician (within the screening program or not). It occurs quietly at home. Its cost and playback are supported 100% by health insurance as part of organized screening. It is to investigate the presence of bleeding in the stool, which may reflect a colorectal cancer.


The Hemoccult II consists of a guaiac test paper onto which is applied a small piece of freshly emitted saddle. It is then a medical analysis laboratory that will take the reading test by adding a solution alcoholic hydrogen peroxide. If the reaction does not give a blue color, is that the test is negative. And this is what happens in 97 to 98% of cases. A negative Hem occult test means that no bleeding was detected. However, since a cancerous lesion does not cause bleeding all the time, it is imperative to repeat this test regularly, every two years. Continue reading “COLORECTAL CANCER: THE HEMOCCULT II TEST IN PRACTICE”