Poor diet increases the risk of several types of cancer, but most commonly that of the colon. Colon cancer occurs when tumours form in the lining of the large intestine and it is most commonly seen in men and women beyond the age of 50 years. Diet has been found to have an important role in the development of colon cancer. Since colorectal cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer – related deaths all over the world, it is important to understand the role of the diet so that the risk of mortality can be reduced. It has been found that a diet rich in red meats or processed meats increases the risk of colorectal cancer by up to 18 %. While meat has been found to have a causative role, certain food items like fresh fruits and vegetables have a protective role, and thus help to lower your risk of colon cancer.
If you haven’t already met one of the most positive, Godly, and awe-inspiring women out there, we’d like to introduce you to Nicole Body (or as some people know her, Sparkly Survivor).
In July of 2017, Nicole was diagnosed with Stage 3 Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma. Through the support of her family, her incredible attitude, and most importantly, her faith and relationship with God, Nicole is now cancer-free. We are so proud to have Nicole as a CanPlan Champion and had the incredible opportunity to ask her a few questions about her faith and how it has changed her life through cancer and beyond. We hope you can be as moved and inspired as we are from Nicole’s life-changing story.