Colorectal cancer is a slow growing adenocarcinoma that usually starts in the inner layer of the intestinal tract. It commonly begins as a polyp and is potentially curable if diagnosed early.
Colorectal cancer causes
There is no single cause of colorectal cancer. Nearly all colorectal cancer begin as noncancerous polyps, which slowly develop into cancer.
Risk factors for colorectal cancer
Risk factors that increases a person’s chances of getting colorectal cancer include above 50 years, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, smoking, heavy alcohol use, prior personal history of colorectal cancer, history of polyps (excluding non-precancerous polyps called hyperplastic polyps), history of non inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or crohn’s disease), a personal history of ovarian, endometrial, or breast cancer, a first degree relative (parent, sibling, or child) who has had colorectal cancer, or a familial syndrome or familial adenomatous polyposis.
Colorectal cancer symptoms
Symptoms may be apparent in the disease’s earliest stages. As the cancer develops, however, one may note a wide variety of symptoms such as diarrhea or constipation. A feeling of fullness in the bowel after elimination, and blood (vivid red or dark) in stool, which may be narrower than normal.
Unexplained weight loss, fatigue, gas, bloating, cramps, and nausea are also common symptoms. It is important to note that other problems besides colorectal cancer may cause these symptoms, but a doctor should be consulted to rule out this disease.
Colorectal cancer Pathophysiology
If colorectal cancer left untreated, early stage colorectal cancer grows through the outer walls of the large intestine, invades the lymph system, and metastasize in the liver and lungs.
Diagnosis of colorectal cancer
Diagnosis of colorectal cancer mainly include digital rectal examination, fecal occult blood test, sigmoidoscopy, double-contrast barium enema, and colonoscopy.
Colorectal cancer treatment
Treatment of colorectal cancer mainly include surgery, either alone or in combination with chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Homeopathic treatment for colorectal cancer symptoms
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat colorectal cancer symptoms but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat colorectal cancer symptoms that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of colorectal cancer symptoms:
Alumina, Natrum Sulph, Nitric Acid, Kali Carb, Aesculus, Carbo Veg, Cardus M, Graphites, Kali Mur, Lycopodium, Muriatic Acid, Phytolacca, Sepia, Spigelia, and many other medicines.