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What Is Good To Eat After A Colon Cancer Test
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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.
Colonoscopy: Colooguard is still too newGet a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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