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My mum has had colon cancer and my grandma (mums mum) had small intestine cancer. Are there steps I can take to prevent cancer myself?

My mum has had colon cancer and my grandma (mums mum) had small intestine cancer. Are there steps I can take to prevent cancer myself?

Heritable cancer: First it might be good to know which type of cancers they had-- i.e. if they truly were inherited by known pathways (polyposis, Lynch syndrome, etc.) Prevention would include healthy diet (high fiber, no nitrites, no alcohol, etc.) and appropriate screening at a possibly earlier age. Consulting with a pathologist/gastroenterologist or geneticist about the cancer pattern and path may be useful. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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How can I prevent colon cancer?

How can I prevent colon cancer?

Lifestyle: Nothing can prevent colon cancer, but high fiber diet, low fat, minimal alcohol, low red meat, can all be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I prevent colon cancer?

How can I prevent colon cancer?

Check: Occult blood testing in your stool, do not eat much red meat, take a baby Aspirin a day and after a certain age have routine colonoscopies every 5 years if all is clear. Anybody in the family with the condition? ...Read more

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How can I prevent colon cancer?

How can I prevent colon cancer?

Need more info: Screening colonoscopy is perhaps the short answer. The earliest age which any member of your family had colon cancer, get started on colonoscopic screening at an age 10 years younger than that. For more information on this topic, you may consult this site: http://www.cancer.gov/types/colorectal/patient/colorectal-prevention-pdq ...Read more

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How do you prevent colon cancer?

How do you prevent colon cancer?

Diet and endoscopy: A low fat diet is essential.Testing the stool for occult blood yearly starting at the age of 40 .Starting metamucil daily at age 50 and colonoscopy at age 50 will help. ...Read more

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What are the good foods that prevent colon cancer?|

What are the good foods that prevent colon cancer?|

Fiber and Veggies: Fiber foods really help clean the colon and prevent constipation. The cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts and kale, all help the liver and intestines with cancer preventing nutrients. Avoidance of burnt meats and high fat foods also helps significantly. ...Read more

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What are the different way to prevent colon cancer?

What are the different way to prevent colon cancer?

Numerous: Hi fiber diet, high fluids, avoiding excessive red meats and smoked foods, and getting regular colonoscopies if you are at risk. Most importantly, don't assume bleeding is from your hemorrhoids. Get it checked out b an expert. No bleeding even from hemorrhoids is normal. ...Read more

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What are some recommended foods that helps prevent colon cancer?

What are some recommended foods that helps prevent colon cancer?

High fiber: High fiber foods and plenty of fluids can reduce your risk and diets high in red meat and processed or smoked foods increase your risk. But no diet alone can prevent colon cancer. Colonoscopies are still the best prevention or early detector of colon cancer. ...Read more

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Which nutrient helps prevent colon cancer?

Which nutrient helps prevent colon cancer?

Try these: Cancer Network reports that“adopting a combination of five healthy behaviors is linked to a reduction in the risk of developing colorectal cancer.” The five lifestyle factors were “healthy weight, physical activity, nonsmoking, limited alcohol consumption, and healthy diet.” Investigators found that subjects who “adopted all five had a 37% lower risk of developing colorectal cancer.” ...Read more

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How can I prevent colon cancer, by eating cereal? Soluble or insoluble fiber?

How can I prevent colon cancer, by eating cereal? Soluble or insoluble fiber?

Good: Cereal is a good source of fibre as is oatmeal. Soluble or insoluble fibre must be accompanied by good fluid intake to be efficacious. ...Read more

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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more