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Is there any way to help prevent the return of my colorectal cancer?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
7 doctors agree

In brief: 4-Tiered Strategy

Surveillance: at the advice of your gastroenterologist, schedule routine colonoscopies; healthy habits: follow a diet high in veggies, fruits, and whole-grains, try to limit red meat and alcohol, exercise regularly; chemoprevention: talk to your oncologist about taking folate (folic acid) supplements and/or nsaids; genetic testing: if you have many relatives with colon ca, you may be a candidate for testing.

In brief: 4-Tiered Strategy

Surveillance: at the advice of your gastroenterologist, schedule routine colonoscopies; healthy habits: follow a diet high in veggies, fruits, and whole-grains, try to limit red meat and alcohol, exercise regularly; chemoprevention: talk to your oncologist about taking folate (folic acid) supplements and/or nsaids; genetic testing: if you have many relatives with colon ca, you may be a candidate for testing.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Agree plus CEA

Also cea in the blood must be followed.

In brief: Agree plus CEA

Also cea in the blood must be followed.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Great point. Unfortunately, by the time the CEA rises, we are usually in our "treatment" mode rather than the "prevention" mode.
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