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    They removed from my mothers body 3.8 cm and as per the report it had affected 7 lymph nodes and the balance were totally unaffected. Hence as per the theory is stage III cancer. Therefore Chemo would be essential. But the other factor which also confuses me is that after the operation no blood was given to Mother since her Hemoglobin was normal. Hence by going for Chemo i pray that the side effects are minimal.

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    ChiragGandhi asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    1. What safety measures to be taken to avoid recurrence of colon cancer?

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      There are no absolute ways to avoid recurrence of any cancer. You can lower your statistical risk by maintaining a healthy body in general. Eat a healthy, balanced diet, exercise, don't smoke, maintain a healthy BMI, etc.

      over 4 years ago
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      If anyone finds a sure fire way, will gladly pay a very large sum for it!!! Nancy is correct in what see said. I would add that you should keep up with your check-ups and screenings as if it does return it is best that it is caught early. Good luck!!!!!!!

      over 4 years ago
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      Regular exams! Colon cancer is generally a slow-growing cancer, so with early detection, polyps can be removed so they do not develop into the cancerous stage.

      I was disappointed that the doctor found a polyp when I had my post-chemo colonoscopy (just call me a PPP - a polyp-producing-person!), but he wasn't because it was removed and I will now be screened every 18 months. Polyps can take years to develop into a cancerous tumor so with early detection, you can reduce the risk.

      over 4 years ago
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    ChiragGandhi asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    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?

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      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!!!!!

      over 4 years ago
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      geekling

      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.

      over 4 years ago
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      One book for Colo/recital cancer survivors recommended eating foods from the cabbage family daily.
      Good health to you!

      over 4 years ago