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Warning Signs of Cancer

Colon Cancer Signs and Symptoms:

Many with colon cancer may have no symptoms or signs in the early stages of the disease. Symptoms when they  do appear, they may likely vary, depending on the size or spread and the location. In some instances, symptoms may be from a condition other than cancer, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and sometimes diverticulosis. Abdominal pain and or swelling may also indicate colon problems such as perforation.

Blood in the stool may be a sign of cancer, but it can also indicate other problems. Bright red blood that may be noticed on bathroom tissue, may come from hemorrhoids or minor tears (fissures) in the anus, for example. Also, certain foods, such as beets or red licorice may be the culprit as they can turn the stools red. Iron supplements and some medications may make stools black. It is always best to have any sign of blood or change in the stools checked promptly by a health practioner of your choice because it can be a sign of something more serious.

Here is a list of the most common warning signs of Colon Cancer:

  • Pain in the lower abdominal area
  • Abdominal mass or hardness in the abdomen
  • Change in the consistency of stool for more than a couple of weeks
  • Diarrhea lasting more than several days
  • Significant change in bowel habits including diarrhea or constipation   
  • Chronic colon problems with bowel movements which would include abdminal pain during bowel movement
  • Obstruction of bowel movements
  • Narrow stools
  • Persistent abdominal pain or discomfort, such as cramps, gas pain
  • A feeling that the bowel doesn't empty completely
  • Iron deficiency anemia (may indicate bleeding in the colon)
  • Rectal bleeding or blood in the stool   
  • Significant and or unexplained weight loss
If colon cancer symptoms are present, advanced symptoms of colon cancer, or rectal cancer (also known as colorectal cancer) it is important to know that colon cancers account for appox. 90% of all intestinal cancers and is the second highest cause of cancer deaths for men and women each year. 50 years and older is the most common colon cancer age, about 90% will fall into this age group.  Those with a family history of polyps run a higher risk of having bowel cancer.  There is also a 10% risk of ulcerative colitis (colon ulcers) turning malignant or cancerous.  A history of chronic constipation or improper elimination will also increase the cancer risk.  Symptoms of colon cancer commonly do not give early warning signs of cancer, but through history, examination, and testing, a colon cancer symptoms diagnosis or determination of the presence of cancer can be determined. 

What causes colon cancer?

Cancer affects the cells, the basic units of life. Healthy cells grow and divide in an orderly way to keep the body functioning normally. But sometimes this growth gets out of control and cells continue dividing even when new cells aren't needed. In the colon and rectum, this exaggerated growth may cause precancerous polyps (adenomas, or adenomatous polyps) to form in the lining of your intestine. Over a long period of time [spanning up to several years] some of these polyps may become cancerous. In later stages of the disease, cancerous polyps may penetrate the colon walls and spread to lymph nodes and other organs.

"Acidosis" is the scientific term for a body that has a pH below 7.0., or too acid. In this state, the body is deprived of oxygen causing one to be more susceptible to colds, flus and other diseases/infections. This state, according to science, also contributes to cancer -- including colon cancer.

Acidosis is the cause of America's #2 killer-cancer. In order to understand the basics of cancer, according to science, we must first understand the acid/alkaline balance. The prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar.

Over 75 years ago, Dr. Otto Warburg was awarded two Nobel prizes for demonstrating that cancer results when weakened cell respiration occurs due to lack of oxygen at the cellular level. According to this research damaged cell respiration causes fermentation, resulting in low pH at the cellular level. Is research has yet to be disputed, meaning it is accepted as fact because it has never been disproven.

Dr. Otto Warburg described the environment of the cancer cell: A normal healthy cell undergoes an adverse change when it can no longer take in oxygen to convert glucose into energy. In the absence of oxygen, the cell reverts to a primal nutritional program to nourish itself by converting glucose through the process of fermentation. The lactic acid produced by fermentation lowers the cell pH and destroys the ability of DNA and RNA to control cell division. Cancer cells then begin to multiply without restraint.

The lactic acid simultaneously causes severe local pain as it destroys cell enzymes; the cancer appears as a rapidly-growing external cell covering with a core of dead cells. We know cell masses of this description as "tumors."

Colon Cancer Polyps

Polyps can occur anywhere in the large intestine. The colon makes up the upper 4 to 5 feet of the large intestine, and the rectum makes up the lower 4 to 5 inches. The colon absorbs water, salt and other minerals from food and stores waste until it is taken out of the body through elimination..

Polyps, can be either mushroom-shaped or flat, and may be large or small. There are also several different types of colon polyps. Among the most common are:

Adenomas
-- These polyps have the potential to become cancerous and are usually removed during screening tests such as flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.

Hyperplastic polyps -- These polyps are rarely, if ever, a risk factor for colorectal cancer.

Inflammatory polyps -- These polyps may follow a bout of ulcerative colitis. Some inflammatory polyps may become cancerous, so having ulcerative colitis increases the overall risk of colon cancer.

Colon Cancer Age and other Risk Factors

Colon and rectal cancers can occur at any age, and no one is too young to develop colorectal cancer. However, about 90 percent of people with the disease are older than 50 as previously stated. Factors other than age that can increase the risk include:

Inflammatory intestinal conditions -- Long-standing inflammatory diseases of the colon, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, can increase the risk.
Family history -- Statistics show that colon cancer or colorectal cancer is more like likely to develop if there is a parent, sibling or child with the disease. If many family members have colon cancer or rectal cancer, the risk is even greater. In some cases, this connection may not be hereditary or genetic. Instead, cancers within the same family may result from shared exposure to an environmental carcinogen or from diet or lifestyle factors.
Familial adenomatous polyposis -- (FAP) is a rare hereditary disorder that causes hundreds of polyps to develop in the lining of the colon and rectum. If these go untreated, it is possible to develop colon cancer by age 40. In most cases, genetic testing can help determine who is at risk of FAP. FAP may also cause noncancerous tumors to develop in other parts of the body, including the skin (sebaceous cysts and lipomas), bone (osteomas) and abdomen (desmoid tumors).
Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer -- (HNPCC) is another hereditary disorder that can  put someone at high risk of developing colon cancer or rectal cancer at an early age. Unlike FAP, however, there may be relatively few polyps.
People of Jewish and of Eastern European descent, may have an inherited tendency to develop colon cancer or rectal cancer. This is particularly true of Ashkenazi Jews.
Diet - Colon cancer and rectal cancer may be associated with a diet low in fiber and high in fat and calories. Research is still occurring in this area. However, high-fiber, low-fat diets have additional health benefits apart from a potential connection to colorectal cancer prevention.
A sedentary lifestyle - Inactivity can be another cause to develop colon cancer. This may be because when someone is inactive, waste stays in your colon longer. Getting regular physical activity may reduce risk.
Diabetes - People with diabetes have up to a 40 percent increased risk of developing colorectal cancer.
Smoking - More than one in 10 fatal colon cancers may be caused by smoking. Once diagnosed with colon cancer, smokers face a 30 percent to 40 percent increased risk of dying of the disease.
Alcohol - Heavy use of alcohol may increase the odds of colon cancer.
A personal history of colorectal cancer or polyps - Someone who has already had colorectal cancer or adenomatous polyps, may have a greater risk of colorectal cancer in the future.

Colon Cancer Treatment Therapy

Conventional treatments may include surgery, chemotherapy and or radiation. Overall success rates for chemo and radiation are less than 6% and 13%, respectively. Presuming after reviewing the options and one has decided against chemotherapy, radiation treatments and surgery following a diagnosis of cancer, the following may be of tremendous value:

Based on the work of Dr. Otto Warburg,
Dr. Brewer developed a protocol to therapeutically raise pH with the element "cesium" in conjunction with potassium. Cesium carbonate has one of the highest pH levels in all the elements. Cesium Chloride and Cesium Carbonate work by raising the cancer cell's  Ph to a highly alkaline state.  Although many anti-cancer diets also produce an alkaline state, they simply cannot do so as quickly or as fully as Cesium can.  Additional research by Keith Brewer, PhD has shown that cancer cannot exist when the body's pH is raised to 8.0.  Partnering with a health practioner of your choice will  help you in making the best choices in your own healthcare management.

Colon Cancer Treatment Prevention

Prevention is key.The following suggestions may help save a life:
  • Stop eating grain fed, hormone injected meats, pasteurized dairy products and packaged, processed foods because they are acid-forming and rob the body of protein-digesting enzymes needed for destroying cancer cells. 

  • Stop eating simple carbohydrates like white rice, pasta, white flour, refined white sugar-and artificial sweeteners. These are the foods that lower body pH, deprive the cells of oxygen and feed cancer.

  • Start eating enzyme-rich raw fruits and vegetables, drink plenty of raw (chlorophyll-containing) juice from deep-green leafy vegetables and complex (nitriloside-containing) carbohydrates such as beans, lentils, squashes, sweet potatoes and avocados. Raw cauliflower and broccoli also have properties that make cancer cells unhappy. Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, which may protect  from cancer. Try to eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables every day, and to include a variety of produce in the diet. Also incorporate raw nuts and seeds into the diet. Fish, either broiled, baked or steamed is an excellent choice, as well as grass fed meats and poultry.
  • Stay away from hydrogentated fats and oils but do use cold pressed, organic essential oils such as flax, safflower or sunflower. These oils which are rich in both omega-6 and omega-3 are called essential because the body does not produce them and  yet they are necessary for proper body functions.
  • Avoid commonly-consumed acid-forming fried foods, sugarry beverages, processed packaged foods, sugar, coffee,alcohol and artificial sweeteners. Environmental exposure to solvents, herbicides, pesticides and other chemical toxins can also boost our tendency to become acidic.
  • Avoid tobacco in all forms. Tobacco and smoking can increase the risk of colorectal and other cancers. 
  • Stay physically active and maintain a healthy body weight. Controlling  weight alone can reduce the risk of colon cancer. And staying physically active may reduce colon cancer risk by half. Exercise stimulates movement through the  bowel and reduces the time the colon is exposed to harmful substances (carcinogens) that may cause cancer. Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise on most days. If you've been inactive, start slowly and build up gradually to 30 minutes. Also, talk to a healthcare professional before starting any exercise program.
       Always work with the health practioner of your choice to discuss              the options  and decide what's best for you.


The Basics of Cancer
"Taken from Advanced Scientific Health"
"Acidosis" is the scientific term for a body that has a pH below 7.0. In this state, the body is deprived of oxygen causing one to be more susceptible to colds, flus and other diseases/infections. This state also contributes to accelerated aging.

Our modern lives give us ample opportunity to become acidic. Commonly-consumed acid-forming foods and beverages include meat, dairy products, sugar, coffee and alcohol. Environmental exposure to solvents, herbicides, pesticides and other chemical toxins boost our tendency to become acidic.

Acidosis is the cause of America's #2 killer-cancer. In order to understand the basics of cancer, we must first understand the acid/alkaline balance (see page 4). Understanding the acid/alkaline balance, the following summary makes perfect sense: The prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar.

Over 75 years ago, Dr. Otto Warburg was awarded two Nobel prizes for demonstrating that cancer results when weakened cell respiration occurs due to lack of oxygen at the cellular level. According to Warburg, damaged cell respiration causes fermentation, resulting in low pH at the cellular level.

Dr. Warburg, in his Nobel Prize winning papers, described the environment of the cancer cell: A normal healthy cell undergoes an adverse change when it can no longer take in oxygen to convert glucose into energy. In the absence of oxygen, the cell reverts to a primal nutritional program to nourish itself by converting glucose through the process of fermentation. The lactic acid produced by fermentation lowers the cell pH and destroys the ability of DNA and RNA to control cell division. Cancer cells then begin to multiply without restraint.

The lactic acid simultaneously causes severe local pain as it destroys cell enzymes; the cancer appears as a rapidly-growing external cell covering with a core of dead cells. We know cell masses of this description as "tumors."

Subsequent research by Keith Brewer, Ph.D and H.E. Satori has shown that cancer cannot exist when the body's pH is raised to 8.0.

Dr. Brewer developed a protocol to therapeutically raise pH with the element cesium in conjunction with potassium.


The ability of cesium to heal metastatic cancer and cancers that have started and spread without their site of origin being known makes cesium quite important in treating malignancies...

Where to buy Cesium Carbonate

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Cesium Carbonate or Cesium Chloride? Is there a difference?
The two main choices available on the market for cesium are Cesium Chloride or Cesium Carbonate. Both are natural elements, like calcium or potassium are. Cesium Choride is sold more widely than Cesium Carbonate but is slightly less alkaline. Cesium Carbonate which is a bit more expensive than the chloride is said to be easier on the gastro system with less upsets.
DISCLAIMER - The information on this website is provided for educational and informational purposes only. These statements have not be evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The author is not a doctor and is not attempting to recommend, prescribe, treat, cure, mitigate, or prevent any disease and in no way is the information contained on this site intended to be a substitute for a health care provider's consultation. The contents is based upon opinions based upon research by the author.The reader is encouraged to make their own healthcare decisions that can be based upon their own research and then partnering with their own health care professional.If you are ill please consult a qualified physician or appropriate health care provider.

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