High fiber. Less red meat, high fiber, and my preference is to avoid proceesed and smoked meats as well.
Decrease red meat. Diets high in red meat is felt to be associated with increased incidence of colon ca.
Changes. Well, there is no hard core scientific evidence that will tell you that a specific kind of a diet will decrease your chances of getting colon cancer in the future. I do recommend a high fiber, low in red meat diet. Sometimes I also recommend a gluten free diet. I do believe that the cause of colon cancer lies in something environmental that affects ppl that are genetically susceptible.
46 cases/yr in 100K. The risk of developing cancer of the colon and rectum is low (46 cases out of 100k population per year, in the us.) this comes from large population data studies, called "seer cancer statistics review" http://seer. Cancer. Gov/statfacts/html/colorect. Html.
My dad (50 years old) has had changes in his stool shape. What are the chances of changes in stool shape being colon cancer?
Possible. The clinical indications of a tumor growing in the distal bowel or simoid/rectosigmoid region is the appearance of blood, or narrowing of stool. Since the terminal large bowel functions to completely remove water from the GI tract, the initial site being cecum/rt. Colon, if a tumor is obstructing lumen, the stool becomes narrowed. One requires colonoscopy to confirm source of problem.
Negligible. Unless there is family history of early age colon cancer, your chance of having colon cancer is negligible. You may consult this site for more info. Https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC2780097/ For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
What are the chances of someone in their mid/late 20s to get Colon Cancer. Seems like I hear more people in their 20s than any other age range online?
Pretty unlikely. According to American Cancer Society: "Overall, 90% of new cases and 94% of deaths occur in individuals 50 and older." http://www. Cancer. Org/acs/groups/content/@epidemiologysurveilance/documents/document/acspc-028312.pdf An Australian group puts the risk at age 30 at 1/7000. https://www. Bowelcanceraustralia. Org/risk-factors/age.
After having colon cancer they found me 4 tumor cancer in the liver. They are giving me chemoteraphy to reduce the sizes. And then perform surgery. What are my chances to survive?
Talk to oncology. This is a difficult question and is best discussed with your oncologist since they will have more information and be able to counsel you appropriately.
Some. There is talk today of certain genotypes of colon cancer being curable even following metastases to the liver. Ask two oncologists who appear to be persons of integrity and ask if this is possible, or if not, how long can you reasonably expect to enjoy decent health in exchange for the expense. I wish you good luck -- be brave and seek the truth diligently.
Variable. Use of preoperative chemotherapy increases the chances of complete resection of liver metastases- it all depends on size, location and response to chemotherapy. Some recent reports suggest a 50% or more 5-year survival rate but the best results are with those who get a complete resction during surgery.
Worth the chance. It is worth pursuing the chance at long term survival in the situation of liver metastasis from colorectal cancer. One key to this is seeking care from an experienced surgeon that specializes in heptobiliary surgery. Treating all the tumors is important. If complete resection is not possible, consider adding in other local treatments such as thermal ablation or stereotactic radiation.
Higher than without. Crohns. How much higher is not clear, but the risk of colon cancer is higher in patients with crohns. This warrants a closer screening and you should follow your doctor's advice. See this site for more info. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2700422/.
Colonoscopy. Kduffey1. Colon cancer is the only cancer that can be prevented. Colon cancer appears more from 50 years up. Persons with familiar polyposis will develop colon cancer, colon cancer comes from a previous benign polyp, if a person has colonoscopy from 50 years up will not develop colon cancer. Colonoscopy should be done earlier if the person has rectal bleeding or diarrheas or constipation.