Modern medicine must be ever more defensive, so it is important to be aware of how to prevent colon cancer, one of the most common cancers in America. Today it is considered that colorectal polyps are precursors of colon cancer. In the United States more than 147,000 cases diagnosed annually.
The polyp is a mass protruding from the lining of the colon or rectum.Polyps of the colon and rectum are usually benign or not cancer cells. There may be one or multiple polyps and they become more common as people age.
Everyone can develop polyps, but the risk is higher in people over 50 years, if you are overweight or smoke, if you have a family history of colon cancer, and if you eat a diet high in fat and no fiber. Read the rest of this entry »