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hi i have mucus after bm on and off and loose stools once a week. worried about colon cancer. should i worry?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: It is highly unlikely that you have colon cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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