Created by: David Horrocks, Jordan Lau Quan
What are the Symptoms of this Cancer? How does it Impact the People it Affects?
How Prevalent is Colon Cancer?
How is Colon Cancer Diagnosed?
What are the possible causes of this type of cancer?
Scientist still aren’t sure what the cause is for most cases of colon cancer, but they understand the movement and growth of the cancerous cells.
A healthy cell would grow and divide
When the cell is cancerous it is damaged and divides beyond the amount it’s suppose to
A cancer cell can infect other tissue around it, destroying the tissue
A cancer cell also has the ability to travel to other parts of the body
What are the Treatments? What are the Cures?
There are three primary treatments for different forms of colon cancer. Which treatment you receive greatly depends on which stage the cancer is in.
During colonoscopy, if the cancer is small, then it can be removed completely without further treatment
You may have to have the part of the colon that holds the cancer and the surrounding tissue removed and tested if the cancer has become too big
An operation will be held to relieve pain and symptoms caused by the cancer by weakening a blockade in your colon
What happens at the cellular and molecular level?
Everyone has the potential to have cancer, although some people may never be diagnosed in their life. Almost always is cancer caused by the same sequence that has multiple steps to it.
Microbes and parasites that generally come from not well prepared meat can infest an organ although they can also come from other areas
Microbes then intercept glucose which was going towards cells and then the microbes release a highly acidic and wasteful toxin in the cells
This toxin weakens the cells in the organ making the organ weak
The microbes directly and indirectly weaken the immune system
A weak immune system cannot kill the cancer cells fast enough so they then grow out of control
- The core problem of cancer is microbes and parasites however they are other possible causes such filth in the colon which can also weaken the immune system
Works Cited- Jordan
1 "Colon Cancer." Gale Science in Context. Gale, n.d. Web. 23 Dec. 2015.
2 Goodman, Sandra B. "Chemotherapy Was More than She Could Endure." Washington Post. Gale Science in Context, n.d. Web.
3 "Colorectal Cancer." Colon/Rectum Cancer. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Dec. 2015.
4 Creagan, Edward T., Dr. "Colon Cancer." - Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic, 22 Aug. 2013. Web. 22 Dec. 2015.
fig 1. "cancer inside the colon" Web MD
fig 2. "cancer inside the colon" Suncoast Surgical Associates
Author Edward T. Creagan a proffesor at the Mayo Clinic Medical School, aswell as one of the editors for the cancer branch at Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic as a whole is known to be "ranked #1 in more specialties than any other hospital in the country". Dr. Creagan has been honored with many awards for his work in the cancer field, and has been with Mayo Clinic since 1973. Dr. Creagan's goal is to provide reliable, easy to interpret information for people to use across the country for both scientific and personal reasons. Although the information on colon cancer was last edited in 2013, Mayo clinic is known to keep there information up to date and accurate. With this we can conclude that more current information is not needed because of Mayo Clinics credibility. With the topic of colon cancer there isn't much debate on it. Experts agree on the issues associated with colon cancer, although there isn't a determined cause or specific suspected cause mentioned by Mayo Clinic.
Works Cited - David
"Colon Cancer." MedicineNet.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Dec. 2015.
"Colon Cancer - Causes." Mayo Clinic. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.
"Colon Cancer Treatment." National Cancer Institute (NCI). N.p., n.d. Web. 21
"Colon Cancer Treatment." National Cancer Institute (NCI). N.p., n.d. Web. 20
"What Causes Cancer." Cancer Tutor. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Dec. 2015.
Fig 1. "Colon Cancer Treatment" National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Fig 1. "Colon Cancer Stages" National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The articles I’ve read from on the Mayo Clinic website were all written by the Mayo Clinic staff and the credibility of this staff is undoubtable. Every one part of the staff are credible medical physician and most have been involved in the field for over 10 years. For the fact that if the articles that I’ve read from them hold any amount of bias isn’t the case. There are no bias from what I can see and considering that Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit organization there are no other organizations that they endorse that doesn't help their cause. They delivered on the facts and information on the cancer and did not have a bias agenda. As for the currency, the article is over two years old. However, on their website they hold a database of all the articles they’ve written and are alerted to it. So if there were any big changes or find for colon cancer then Mayo Clinic will surely revise it. For their coverage on this topic, and for many other types of cancer, Mayo Clinic explores the surface and also goes deep in the topic they cover. For cancer they provide tabs on the left side of the page that holds info on what exactly you’re looking for and able to research anything related to the cancer.