Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum also called colon cancer. Colorectal cancers arise from dysplastic adenomatous polyps in the majority of cases. The early event is a mutation of APC (adenomatous polyposis gene), adenomatous polyposis (FAP).
Disease statistics in Canada: Annual Incidence Rates per 100,000 (Male)-45.4 Annual Colorectal Cancer Deaths per 100,000 (Male)-14.4 Annual Incidence Rates per 100,000 (Female)-31.8 Annual Colorectal Cancer Deaths per 100,000 (Female)-9.4.
The three primary treatment options are: surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Eating dried plums positively affects bacteria in the gut, which helps lower risks of colon cancer. Radiation promotes colorectal cancer initiation and progression by inducing senescence-associated inflammatory responses.