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Can Tums Prevent Cancer Of Colon
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
No: There has been some link to fat ingestion, but exercise specifically does not act as a preventative measure. Certainly the healthier one is, the more immune competent, the less likely to eat foods with "bad" products such as nitrosamines etc, and this all can play a role in being less likely to develop cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be healthy!: Studies have shown all the other things that are good for us are also good at preventing colon ca. Daily exercise, maintaining an appropriate weight and a diet rich in leafy greens and vegetables, having regular bm's are all very helpful. For high risk people (family history, certain diseases) daily low dose aspirin/nsaid's are also helpful in large studies that have looked at many other factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vegaration diet: Vegetables, nuts, grains and fiber without red meat is the best diet to reduce the risk of colon cancer. Hunzicuts (in tibet) eat lots of apricots and almonds, and they have the lowest cancer rate in the world (but they also have no stress, no caffeine, no wine, no smoking etc). Non-processed, natural foods give you the best overall health. Go vegetarians! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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