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Is colon cancer preventable?

Is colon cancer preventable?

For the most part.: Early detection via colonosocpy, not ignoring symptoms such as bleeding, change in bowels, anemia, unintentional weight loss, and not assuming all rectal bleeding is from hemorrhoids are some ways to reduce your chances and maybe prevent colon cancer from developing. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colon Cancer (Definition)

Final few yards of your intestine, between the terminal ileum (small bowell) and rectum. It squeezes water and solidifies waste to stool. It is subject to outpouching (divertics) polyps, and these can become cancers. The cells are abnormal, invade into the muscle and travel ...Read more


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Does exercise prevent colon cancer?

Does exercise prevent colon cancer?

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 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 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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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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What are the best ways to prevent getting colon cancer?

What are the best ways to prevent getting colon cancer?

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 more

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Is there any food I could eat to prevent colon cancer?

Is there any food I could eat to prevent colon cancer?

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 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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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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Is there any diet that can help prevent colon cancer?

No: No diet can prevent it but a low meat and high fiber diet is believed to help reduce your risk of developing colon cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more