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My grandfather has been told he has cancer cells in his spinal cord. He survived colon cancer as he prevented it in the early stages. Is there hope?

My grandfather has been told he has cancer cells in his spinal cord. He survived colon cancer as he prevented it in the early stages. Is there hope?

Travelled cancer: Is never good. Colon cancer commonly goes to the liver, lungs and sometmes bones. If the spine bones are infested, they can collapse and put pressure on the spinal cord. Actual infestation of the cord or cerebrospinal fluid is highly unlikely. Both a neurosurgeon and radiation oncologist should see him in a hurry. ...Read more

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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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What is the right diet to prevent colon cancer?

What is the right diet to prevent colon cancer?

Colon cancer: Unfortunetly there are no special diets . Fiber is probably the only reasonable product to improve bowel movements and decrease straining. ...Read more

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What in the diet may reduce the risk for colon cancer?

What in the diet may reduce the risk for colon cancer?

Theories: Theories on colon cancer prevention are primarily based on healthy diet and lifestyle. Exercise more. Do not smoke. Avoid obesity, fatty foods, excess red meats, processed meats. Increase fruits, vegetables, high fiber foods. Yearly check up with your doctor. Have colonoscopy after age 50. ...Read more

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Is there any diet that can help prevent colon cancer?

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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Having colon cancer resection in 4-5 weeks. Is it ok and/or beneficial to add flax seed to diet while waiting. (ins. Not effective until feb.)?

Having colon cancer resection in 4-5 weeks. Is it ok and/or beneficial to add flax seed to diet while waiting. (ins. Not effective until feb.)?

No difference: There would be no positive or negative benefit from using flax now, unless you are using it to treat a problem such as constipation. Your surgeon will likely prescribe laxatives and bowel prep to be used to cleanse the colon the day before surgery. ...Read more

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I'm a virgin, and im not overweight my diet is normal but my belly is big. Is it possible this is colon cancer?

I'm a virgin, and im not overweight my diet is normal but my belly is big. Is it possible this is colon cancer?

Can't tell: I would dare say it's unlikely but we don't have enough info and more importantly, can't examine you here. See your doctor please. Hope it's all ok. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm a virgin, and i'm not overweight my diet is normal. Is it possible this is colon cancer?

What to do if i'm a virgin, and i'm not overweight my diet is normal. Is it possible this is colon cancer?

It depends: Hi fbraga1. Colon cancer is often diagnosed when a person has symptoms such as bleeding from the rectum or a significant change in bowel habits. Sometimes people will experience abdominal pain as well. If you have any of these symptoms, your doctor may want to order a ct scan or a colonoscopy. Thanks for using healthtap. ...Read more

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What is a "low residue" diet for diverticulitis, and will it increase my chances of getting colon cancer later in life?

What is a "low residue" diet for diverticulitis, and will it increase my chances of getting colon cancer later in life?

No: A low fiber diet is used to treat acute diverticulitis and is low in fiber foods such as grains, fruits, vegetables. It is only used for a finite period of time to allow healing of the inflammation. I high fiber diet is recommended for diverticulosi and may have protective features regarding colon cancer prevention. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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