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Colorectal cancer numbers far too high, say experts

Posted on30 Mar 2020
Generally, colorectal cancer develops from polyps that grow on the inside walls of the large intestines and the rectum. In Singapore, it remains the top cancer, although the rise in cases appears to have plateaued since 2000. This is classified as stages one and two. Patients at this stage have a very high chance of surviving beyond five years, the holy grail for cancer survival.

But once it has spread through the four layers of the colon wall, the odds of survival plummet. Said Dr Ho: "Once it's spread through the wall, as the intestines move, the cancer cells are like rice grains dropping off the surface. That's one of the worst types of spread." When that happens, the loosened cancer cells can attach themselves to a host of organs and tissues nearby.

The cancer can also spread from the lymph nodes into the blood stream and the rest of the body, with the liver typically being the first target. "Now, we have patients on long-term chemotherapy. We can control, but not cure, it." The effect of this treatment varies, he said. For some, quality of life is "lousy" for a few days after treatment, then fine for the next few weeks, and the whole cycle then repeats with the next treatment.

This can go on for years. Others say it is so bad, they would rather die.

Source: Straits Times

How do you prevent intestinal problems? A healthy diet is critical to prevent intestinal problems, low fats and high fibre diet. Along with probiotics, promoting a healthy digestive tract and a healthy immune system are their most widely studied benefits at this time.

These are also commonly known as friendly, good, or healthy bacteria. The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) organized a meeting of clinical and scientific experts on probiotics (with specialties in gastroenterology, pediatrics, family medicine, gut microbiota, microbiology of probiotic bacteria, microbial genetics, immunology, and food science) to reexamine the concept of probiotics.

They define probiotics as "live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host." Take adequate amounts of high quality probiotics daily and protect your small and large intestines from lining of bad pathogenic bacteria.

Lactomin and Lactokids probiotics are specially formulated for adults and children to help protect your intestines from pathogenic bad bacteria.
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