by Sayer Ji, Green Med Info:
When chemo fails, or worse, feeds the cancer, the immense healing power of food may be the only hope left.
Colon cancer is one of the world’s most prevalent and lethal forms of cancer and is believed to be driven primarily by the Western pattern diet. It has been estimated that one million people around the world are diagnosed with colon cancer, and 500,000 die from it, each year. Conventional treatment approaches continue to do very little to reduce mortality, and this is believed to be due to the presence of a subpopulation of colon tumor cells known as cancer stem cells (CSCs), or tumor-initiating cells (TIC), that are resistant to chemotherapy and therefore contribute to relapse.