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What is the best food to eat if you have colon cancer?

What is the best food to eat if you have colon cancer?

Clean and cooked: During cancer therapy it is best to have clean, well prepared foods especially cooked veggies and meats to reduce infection risk. A diet rich in fiber, veggies and low in fat snd red meats is preferred. ...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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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 to do if I have stage four metastatic colon cancer. What are the best foods for me to eat ?

What to do if I have stage four metastatic colon cancer. What are the best foods for me to eat ?

Eat healthy, ask you: Ask your oncologist. There is no special diet once you already have cancer as it is a matter of keeping your weight at normal level. It does not matter much as to what you eat after cancer has already developed. ...Read more

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What are the foods to avoid with colon cancer?

Red meats and: Avoid redmeats, processed and smoked foods and consume a diet with 2-25 grams of fiber per day and plenty of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids. If you have risk factors such as over 50 years of age aor family history or personal history get regularly scheduled colonoscopies. ...Read more

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What foods can reduce the risk of 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 the recommended foods for someone with colon cancer?

What are the recommended foods for someone with colon cancer?

Healthy: Eating healthy higher fiber foods, fruits & vegetables, low fat foods is best for all people. Colon cancer itsellf is treated with surgery and sometimes chemotherapy. After the cancer treatments, eat healthy. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods that contribute for having a colon cancer?

Please suggest what foods that contribute for having a colon cancer?

Colon cancer: Foods which have proven to increase the risk of colon cancer include red meats such as beef, pork, and lamb, and especially processed meats such as hotdogs and various luncheon meats. Vegetables, fruits, and whole grains have been linked with a lower risk of colon cancer. Eat away! ...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 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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Please answer! what kind of meat should I eat to avoid colon cancer?

Please answer! what kind of meat should I eat to avoid colon cancer?

Not the answer: Some other folks here may disagree, but my reading of the good studies from the last two decades suggests to me that there's little connection between diet and colon cancer. A high-roughage diet is sensible, and ask your physician about Aspirin prophylaxis. If truly concerned, colonoscopy as appropriate for your family history. ...Read more

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Is there a certain number of fruits I should eat every day to avoid colon cancer?

Is there a certain number of fruits I should eat every day to avoid colon cancer?

Not exactly: Fruits are very healthy and contain multiple vitamins and minerals. They are also a good source of dietary fiber. A diet high in fiber (usda recommends 25 grams a day for women and 38 grams a day for men) may reduce the risk of colon cancer, but this has not been proven in any population studies. Fruits and fiber do decrease risk of diverticular disease, hemorrhoids and heart disease. ...Read more

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Mom is having colon cancer surgery at age 63. How long before bowels move and she can eat?

Mom is having colon cancer surgery at age 63. How long before bowels move and she can eat?

Depends on recovery: After colon cancer surgery, most people are able to start an oral diet in 24-36 hours, are on a regular diet by postop day 4 or 5, and have a bowel movement by day 4 or 5 as well. Of course, there is a range of acceptable. Also, these approximate ranges can vary significantly in complicated situations. Best of luck to your mother; she has a good advocate in you. ...Read more

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Family history of colon cancer, 3 weeks of constant burning upper left ab pain, could colon be a suspect? H pylori negative. Hurts both sides aft eat.

Family history of colon cancer, 3 weeks of constant burning upper left ab pain, could colon be a suspect? H pylori negative. Hurts both sides aft eat.

See GI specialist: Colon CA uncommon at your age. There are a number of other causes of pain such as yours. Ask your physician for a referral to a gastroenterologist for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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I have colon cancer and need to have a colonography. The two day prep says to eat clear liquids only. Would it be a problem to include a few glasses of white wine with plenty of water?

I have colon cancer and need to have a colonography. The two day prep says to eat clear liquids only. Would it be a problem to include a few glasses of white wine with plenty of water?

Bowel prep: white wine would be a clear liquid, but you don't want the sedative nature of any alcohol interfering with the sedative that may accompany colonoscopy or any other procedure, so it is generally not recommeded. If you use any, be up front and let the physician doing the procedure know. ...Read more

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Is in case of colon cancer with liver metastases (and during chemoth) recommended a specific diet? Are there any anti cancer food? What about turmeric

Is in case of colon cancer with liver metastases (and during chemoth) recommended a specific diet? Are there any anti cancer food? What about turmeric

Not really.: It all depends on the symptoms. Chemo can affect the taste, alter your bowel habits, and decrease appetite. The goal is to stay well hydrated. High fiber diet may help with both constipation or diarrhea. There is no specific "anti cancer"diet that you can go on. No significant data available to support turmeric in the foods. ...Read more

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I am 54 and a colon cancer surviver and i honestly try to eat healthy but stomach hurts continuously...What can I do?

See a doctor: Many things can cause abdominal pain. Have you had a medical oncology follow up for your colon cancer? Recent colonoscopy? You need a full medical evaluation and have appropriate testing with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible that stools came back to normal size if I had colon cancer with intake of probiotics, healthier diet and a lot of fiber rich food.

Colon ca treatment: Dietary measures are helpful in preventing colon cancer. However once colon cancer develops you need to see a doctor to have it properly staged and treated; even the early stages need treatment. ...Read more

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. M. Hytham Beck
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Colonic (Definition)

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