Recommended for patients with stomach and colon disease and for cancer to be taken along with TIG-10.
Colon cancer refers to the uncontrolled growth of cancer cells in the region of your large intestine. It is often associated with rectal cancer and is termed as colorectal cancer, since the process of metastasis (a process through which cancer cells pass rapidly to the other organs of your body) is very rapid for this particular medical condition. Colon cancer is prevalent among both men and women irrespective of their age, but is generally noticed in people above forty years of age. Though the causes of colon cancer cannot be specifically identified, there are certain factors that can increase your chance of developing colon cancer.
Colorectal cancer is a term used to refer to cancer that develops in the colon or the rectum. The colon and rectum are parts of the digestive system.The first and major part of the large bowel, i.e. the colon, continues to absorb water and mineral nutrients from the food matter and serves as a storage place for waste matter. The waste matter left after this process is feces and goes into the rectum, the final 6 inches of the large bowel. From here it passes out of the body through the anus.
The walls of each of these sections of the colon and the rectum have several layers of tissue. Colorectal cancer starts in the innermost layer and can grow through some or all of the other layers. In most people Colo-rectal cancers develop slowly over a period of several years. Before the symptoms can be felt. A vast majority of colo-rectal cancers are adenocarcinoma. These are cancers of the glandular cells that line the inside layer of the wall of the colon and rectum.Carcinoid tumors develop from specialized hormone producing cells of the intestine.Gastrointestinal stromal tumors develop from specialized cells in the walls of the colon called the ‘interstitial cells of the cajal’.Some tumors are benign, others are malignant (cancerous). Although these cancers can be found anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract, they are unusual in the colon.
The stomach is a sack like organ that holds food and begins the digestive process by secreting gastric juices. The food and gastric juice are mixed and then emptied into the first part of the small intestine called the duodenum.
The stomach is divided into five sections. The upper portion (closest to the esophagus) is the proximal stomach. Some cells of this area of the stomach produce acid and pepsin ( a digestive enzyme), the ingredients of the gastric juice that helps digest food. The lower portion is the distal stomach. This area includes the antrum, where the food is mixed with gastric juices, and the pylorus, which acts as a valve to control emptying of the stomach contents into the small intestine. Other organs next to the stomach include the colon, liver, spleen, small intestine, and pancreas.
The stomach has five layers. The innermost layer is called mucosa, in mucosa stomach acid and the digestive enzymes are made. Next layer is called submucosa. Submucosa is surrounded by muscularis, a layer of muscle that moves and mixes the stomach contents.
The next two layers, the submucosa and outermost serosa act as wrapping layers for the stomach. Most stomach cancers start in the mucosa. Stomach cancers develop slowly over many years. Stomach cancers can spread or metastasize, in different ways. They can grow through the walls of the stomach and eventually grow into the nearby organs. They can also spread to the lymph nodes. Of cancer spreads to the lymph nodes the chances of cure also becomes less. In later stages the stomach cancer will travel through the bloodstream and form metastasis in organs such as liver, lungs, and bones. Even if it has spread to other organs it is still called stomach cancer.
Majority of stomach cancers are adenocarcinoma. They develop from the epithelial cells that form the epithelial cells that form the innermost lining of the stomach’s mucosa.
These symptoms can also be caused by many other illnesses, such as a stomach virus or an ulcer.