This March will mark the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation's sixth annual National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. As we continue to learn more about this illness, research suggests that alternative medicine may play an important role in both prevention and treatment. Colorectal cancer is the second largest cancer killer in the U.S., but is highly treatable when found in the early stages.
Most colorectal cancers are caused by tissue growth in the center of the colon or rectum, known as colorectal cancer polyps Adenoma polyps can become colorectal cancer polyps, but early removal may prevent colorectal cancer polyps from developing. Early detection is therefore a vital tool in cancer death prevention. In 2002, Dr. Yang Cai and Dr. Robert Schoen began a study of tongue diagnosis for colorectal cancer. In this study, computerized images of patients' tongues are analyzed to determine whether or not early indications of colon cancer can be observed.