Coffee addicts rejoice!! A number of reports in recent
years have suggested coffee consumption may offer some protection against
various types of cancer, including postmenopausal breast cancer, melanoma,
liver cancer, advanced prostate cancer and colon cancer. A recent study looking at coffee consumption in colon cancer
patients provides more evidence of this effect.
studies have demonstrated increased colon cancer recurrence in states of
relatively high blood insulin, including sedentary lifestyle, obesity, and
increased dietary glycemic load.
I recently attended the 2015 Colorectal Cancer Symposium at UMassMemorial Medical Center. Take away message is colonoscopy is so important. Everyone should have a screening colonoscopy at age 50, or earlier if you have risk factors for colorectal cancer.
Colonoscopy is one of the only cancer screening tests that also allows for treatment. Precancerous lesions and small tumors can be removed easily with colonoscopy.
Goal is to find the cancer early! The 5-year survival in US for colon cancer: