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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. 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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