We all have a risk of developing cancer. Many cancers seem to develop for no apparent reason.
However, certain risk factors are known to increase the chance that one or more of your cells will become abnormal and lead to cancer.
Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in the colon or the rectum. These cancers can also be named colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where they start. Colon cancer and rectal cancer are often grouped together because they have many features in common.
Most colorectal cancers begin as a growth called a polyp on the inner lining of the colon or rectum Some types of polyps can change into cancer over the course of several years, but not all polyps become cancer.
The chance of changing into cancer depends on the kind of polyp. The two main types of polyps are:
- Adenomatous polyps (adenomas): These polyps sometimes change into cancer. Because of this, adenomas are called a pre-cancerous condition.
- Hyperplastic polyps and inflammatory polyps: These polyps are more common, but in general they are not pre-cancerous.
Have You Heard of Lauric Acid?
Since science still dominates the pharmaceutical industry and pharmaceutical companies still fund the largest number of medicinal research, they remain mainly focused on financial gains, rather than protecting human health.
However, this does not mean that a great amount of important and beneficial research isn’t still published in prominent scientific journals.
One excellent example of this exception comes from the University of Adelaide, Australia, where researchers have found that lauric acid (which makes up 50% of coconut oil) can destroy over 93% of colon cancer cells in humans, about 48 hours after treatment, according to The Raw Food World.