Colorectal Polyps-Antioxidants Reduce Risk of Relapse

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cancer was present in about 1% of adenomas (colorectal polyps) smaller than 1 cm, 10% of 1–2 cm adenomas, and nearly 50% of adenomas larger than 2 cm

Photo of sessile polyp on colon lining

If you have been diagnosed with colorectal polyps then you know that colon cancer is all about polyps. Like most cancers, when caught early colorectal cancer is curable. Since colorectal cancer usually comes from colorectal polyps it makes sense to remove polpys and reduce the chances that your polyps come back.

 I am both a cancer survivor and cancer coach. Years of personal experience has taught me the value of
  • lifestyle therapies that reduce my risk of relapse
  • and creating “lifestyle therapies” that are easy for me to add to my lifestyle 🙂

I don’t mean for these two tips to sound unrealistic. The study linked an excerpted below discuss exactly what I am talking about when it comes to colorectal polyps. Adding supplementation to your day can lower your risk or polyps returning and is a pretty easy and inexpensive lifestyle therapy.

I supplement with Life Extension Vitamin E. I take and recommend Life Extension supplements because this brand has been evaluated and approved by Consumerlab.com. I consider lifestyle therapies like supplementation to be an inexpensive and effective form of cancer therapy.

Have you been diagnosed with colon polyps? Does colon cancer run in your family? Please scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.

Thanks

David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Polypectomy

“In medicine, a polypectomy is the removal of a polyp. Polypectomy can be performed by excision if the polyp is external (on the skin).

Antioxidant supplement and long-term reduction of recurrent adenomas of the large bowel. A double-blind randomized trial.

“Patients who undergo polypectomy are at increased risk of adenoma recurrence. The preventive potential of vitamins (A, C and E) and selenium supplementation represent an interesting opportunity for colorectal cancer prevention….

A 39% reduction of the risk of recurrence was observed in the intervention compared to the placebo group… the risk reduction was similar for small tubular and advanced adenomas…

Conclusion: Our study showed a statistically significant effect of antioxidant supplementation on adenoma recurrence”

Polyp Size Measurement at CT Colonography: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know? 1

“…Cancer is known to occur more frequently in larger polyps. In the St. Marks Hospital experience, cancer was present in about 1% of adenomas smaller than 1 cm, 10% of 1–2 cm adenomas, and nearly 50% of adenomas larger than 2 cm ().

About

David Emerson is a 23 year Multiple Myeloma survivor. He started PeopleBeatingCancer.org as a non-profit in 2004 to help cancer survivors and caregivers navigate the vast world of cancer issues by providing evidence-based information on the most pressing cancer issues. Since 2004, David has impacted over 600,000 people through this website. He is in the process of developing cancer-specific coaching program, and also does one-on-one coaching via phone or email. Thank you for visiting!

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