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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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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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How probable does lack of fruit and veg cause colon cancer?

How probable does lack of fruit and veg cause colon cancer?

Difficult to answer: Fruits and vegetables may help in reducing the risk of cancer in general but they do not completely prevent colon cancer in everyone's case. So it is very difficult to pin point the cause of colon cancer in one individual. It is simply bad luck, for lack of better explanation. ...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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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 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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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 ?

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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Do all polyps need to be removed in colonoscopy to avoid colon cancer?

Do all polyps need to be removed in colonoscopy to avoid colon cancer?

Yes: Not all polyps are pre-canerous, most are. The determination of whether the polyp is precancerous or not usually requires examination by a pathologist and that necessitates removal. There is no good reason to not remove a polyp detected on colonscopy. All most all colon cancers start in polyps, therefore it is necessary to remove polyps to prevent colon cancer. ...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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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


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