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What foods can one eat before a colorectal cancer screening?

What foods can one eat before a colorectal cancer screening?

Generally none: Generally it is recommended you not eat solid food the day prior to your colonoscopy. It may be helpful to avoid salads and corn for 2-3 days. ...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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I have stage 2 colon cancer and just had a colectomy the oncologist is performing an expensive blood test to see next steps what is this test?

I have stage 2 colon cancer and just had a colectomy the oncologist is performing an expensive blood test to see next steps what is this test?

Just ask: May be a cea level. This is a marker commonly used to follow colorectal cancer patients to indicate a possible recurrence. In sure your oncologist would be happy to explain it to you. All you have to do is ask. Best if luck. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is a colonoscopy the only test for colon cancer? Can a fit test replace the colonoscopy? Is it painful to have a colonoscopy awake?

Is a colonoscopy the only test for colon cancer? Can a fit test replace the colonoscopy?  Is it painful to have a colonoscopy awake?

Colonoscopy: Every person (even asymptomatic) after age of 50 should undergo screening colonoscopy. If there is a family history of colon cancer screening should be done earlier. Awake? Why? I won't recommend to do it being awake might not be a pleasant experience. ...Read more

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What is a good way to check if I have breast cancer?

What is a good way to check if I have breast cancer?

Mammogram, biopsy: The only way to know for sure whether or not you have breast cancer is through a biopsy. If you have a lump in your breast, go see your doctor for an exam and a mammogram. If there is something suspicious, the lump can be biopsied via ultrasound-guidance. If you don't have a lump and is just concerned, you still should perform self breast exam and see your doctor at regular intervals. ...Read more

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At what age is it a good idea to get a colon cleanse?

At what age is it a good idea to get a colon cleanse?

Never: Good diet and fluid intake are all that your colon needs to stay healthy. Avoid tobacco and excessive alcohol. Get colonoscopy after 50 yrs old. Artificial cleansing techniques such as enemas or laxatives are useless biologically in a healthy person, and may be quite dangerous. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is it a good time to start screening for breast cancer?

Can you tell me exactly when is it a good time to start screening for breast cancer?

Age 50 or earlier: Mammograms can detect breast cancer at any age, but the biggest benefit is between the ages of 50 and 74. Starting in your 40's or earlier, or continuing on past age 74 is an individual decision based on risks and preferences. For a complete list of preventive recommendations by age/gender and risk factors (if you have an ipad/ipod/ipad see the prevention checklist 2013 app. ...Read more

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What is a good way to determine if you have colon cancer or cancer of that sort?

What is a good way to determine if you have colon cancer or cancer of that sort?

See a doctor: You cannot tell yourself unless you are seeing a change in your bowel habits or rectal bleeding. Needs a physical exam with a doctor & possibly may need a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for bladder cancer patients?

What is a good diet for bladder cancer patients?

What they like: With little in the way of exceptions, there's no magic in food for particular diseases. A sensible diet, especially avoiding the very greasy, very sugary and very salts items, to the person's tastes is the best choice. If eating is a problem, a real dietician should be consulted. ...Read more

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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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What is a good diet to have after sex?

What is a good diet to have after sex?

The same as before: A good diet after sex is no different than a good diet before sex- rich in vegetables ; fruits, nuts, seeds ; protein foods ; low in sugars/simple carbs and fried foods. The only consideration related to sexual activity is that semen is high in zinc so you may want to make sure you get adequate sources of zinc: http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=nutrient;dbid=115. ...Read more

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If one is breastfeeding and can not undergo a colonoscopy, what would be the best (and easiest) test to undergo to rule out symptomatic colon cancer.

If one is breastfeeding and can not undergo a colonoscopy, what would be the best (and easiest) test to undergo to rule out symptomatic colon cancer.

Pump?: If the concerns for colon cancer are so great as to warrant an intervention such as a colonoscopy, perhaps you could use formula or pre-pumped breast milk during the period of time you are unable to breast feed. ...Read more

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How to check for a stomach or colon cancer? Is the only sure way to get endoscopy?

How to check for a stomach or colon cancer? Is the only sure way to get endoscopy?

Yes.: The only sure way is to get endoscopy. Other tests like ct or x-rays with contrast (barium enema, upper gi) can sometimes see a tumor, but even then the scope will be your next test to to a biopsy. A scope is the way to go. ...Read more

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I need to know what is done in a cancer detection camp?

I need to know what is done in a cancer detection camp?

It varies: A full physical examination, including oral exam, is standard. Then, if you have had vaginal bleeding, they do pap smears. If you have had a chronic cough, they do a chest x-ray or send you for ct scan. You get a mammogram if indicated and possibly a psa test. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to exercise after a colonscopy?

Is it possible for me to exercise after a colonscopy?

I usually: Tell patients to take it easy the day of the colonoscopy and resume normal activity the day after the procedure. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to obtain a genetic test using 23andme? It would be good to know what major diseases, such as breast cancer, I am vulnerable to.

Is it a good idea to obtain a genetic test using 23andme? It would be good to know what major diseases, such as breast cancer, I am vulnerable to.

Not a parlour game: A person should not undertake such testing without thinking about the impact now and in the future. I refer patients considering obtaining special testing or their genome to a genetic counselor or medical geneticist. Either can determine optimal testing for most patients and discuss details of what, where, when and how much to do. Nb: through rock health there's a connection between our founders. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to eat ornage jello before a colonoscopy?

Is it possible for me to eat ornage jello before a colonoscopy?

Yes: We usually recommend our patients to not have anything red the day before a colonoscopy because things like red jello can look like blood during a procedure and this can be confusing at times for an endoscopist. ...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

Dr. Gary Pess
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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. Corey Clay
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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