Colorectal cancer (CRC), also known as colon or rectal cancer, is the development of cancer from the colon or rectum (parts of the large intestine). Signs and symptoms may include blood in the stool, a change in bowel movements, weight loss and fatigue.
Most colorectal cancers are due to age and lifestyle factors, with only a small number of cases due to underlying genetic conditions. Risk factors include diet, obesity, smoking and lack of exercise. Dietary factors that increase risk include red meat, processed meat and alcohol. Another risk factor is inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Some of the inherited genetic disorders that can cause colorectal cancer include familial adenomatous polyposis and hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer; however, these account for less than 5% of cases. It usually begins as a benign tumor, often in the form of a polyp, which over time becomes cancerous.
BeterKliniek is the clinic for Integrative Medicine that bridges regular and non-regular medicine.
An van Veen (physician) and Michael van Gils (therapist) look for the cause of a condition or disease. That is where the treatment starts otherwise, as people often say, it is 'carrying water to the sea'. We call this cause medicine. Sometimes it is also desirable to treat the symptoms (at the same time). We call this symptom medicine.
Chronic disorders often have their cause in epi- genetics. You can schedule a free informative telephone consultation (phone number 040-7117337 until 1 p.m.) at BeterKliniek to discuss your symptoms so that we can provide you with further advice.