That will depend on the attributes of each individual cancer and individual. Your oncologist should develop a treatment plan that lays out the recommended primary as well as adjuvant treatments.
Colorectal (Colon) Cancer Questions
1.Whts precaution to be taken for food habits after surgery of Colon Cancer at Stage IIA 2. Do the patient have to go for Chemo?
Asked by ChiragGandhi on Friday, December 7, 2012
1.Whts precaution to be taken for food habits after surgery of Colon Cancer at Stage IIA
2. Do the patient have to go for Chemo?
4 Answers from the Community
From your home page it looks like you have had surgery to remover the cancer and are probably awaiting the next treatment. Assuming the margins on your tumor during surgery were good (5 to 10 mm) and there is no sign of cancer elsewhere then chemo is prevnative in nature. A 1mm tumor has about billion cells in it and a tumor has to be at least 3 to 4 mm to be detected so there is alwas a possibility that some cancer sells got loose before your surgery and the chemo is designed to kill them before they can spread further. Pervenative chemo should not last too long but it is the best way to lower chances of reoccurance.
As for foods I know of no food that has been linked to causing or preventing colon cancer but asprin has shown some ppsitive effects in some studies. But before starting on asprin or any diet or supplement changes alway talk to your Doctors as somethings can interfere with other treatments. Right after colon surgery your should stick to soft and not too spicy foods until the colon completely heals. Good Luck!!!!!
Your doctor and you will speak of further treatment. Everyone is individual. If you trusted him enough to obey his order to have a surgery, there is no reason to not continue to trust his opinion, is there?
Doctors don't much talk about nutrition and how food plays a role in cancer. I had a different type of cancer but I responded, in part, by completely reorganizing my food intake. I don't eat meat or fish but very, very rarely. I eat 98% of my food in an uncooked or dehydrated state. I buy just about nothing in a package or can. I shop the produce aisles. It is amazing how I can make mock just about anything from scrambled eggs and bacon (veggies, fruit & nuts) to salmon (veggies, nuts and herbs) to chicken salad (nuts and veggies and herbs) to spaghetti (fruit & herbs) and much much more.
I don't expect everyone to follow my lead but try to stay away from the worst additives and eat as much fresh food as possible and either low or slow cook your food. Learn to read labels because some of the additives actually can kill ya as they are cumulative.
Best wishes for recovered good health.