Colon cancer is a medical and chronic condition characterized by irregular growth of cells in the colon, due to the alternation of cell DNA.
The lifetime risk associated with the onset of colorectal cancer is 1 in 22 (4.49%) for men and 1 in 24 (4.15%) for women.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States.
Most cases of colon cancer are adenocarcinomas, originated in epithelium tissues, that line the colon.
Out of many risk factors involved in the onset of colorectal cancer, an unhealthy diet with a higher in saturate and trans fat, red meats, and processed foods and fewer with fruits and vegetables is one of the major culprits that cause the onset of the disease, according to the epidemiological studies.
Dr. Robb Bird, the editor at the worldwide health wrote, "Poor diet is associated with about 80 percent of colorectal cancer cases".
And "These cancers are a result of a combination of several causes including genetic, epigenetic and environmental causes, such as diet. Hopefully, with more research, the exact pathways by which diet leads to cancer can be discovered".
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(1) Chemopreventive Effects of Whole Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) on Colitis-Associated Colon Tumorigenesis by Wu X1, Song M1,2, Cai X1, Neto C3, Tata A3, Han Y1, Wang Q1, Tang Z4, Xiao H. (PubMed)
(2) High-fat diet found to stimulate cell growth in the colon, increasing the risk of colon cancer by the World Health Net