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What are the best things we can do to prevent colon cancer?

  1. oceansnsunsets profile image89
    oceansnsunsetsposted 5 years ago

    What are the best things we can do to prevent colon cancer?

    Colon Cancer runs in some families.  What can be done to help prevent colon cancer throughout one's life?

  2. artist101 profile image69
    artist101posted 5 years ago


    i hate to state the obvious but, here goes. I really don't believe any ailment is hereditary. I believe it is the lifestyle we lead, the things we eat, and the environment we live in, as well the the food, and water we take into our bodies. These traits, or habits are instilled in us at an early age, from our parents, but all are reversible. Do you love cakes, and candies? Do you pig out on chips? Do you refrain from drinking plain water? and instead, drink pop, or other beverages? Now, think back a ways, did your parents? or others around as a child? It has a deep seated impact on a young mind. We look to our elders for guidance, and acceptance. So therefore if elders are drinking pop, then it must be ok. Not judging anyone, I have my own demons as well.
    The first step is always the hardest:
    1. Drink pure filtered water. I say filtered because there are numerous contaminants in tap water, including parasites, which literally eat holes in the intestines, leading to diverticulitis, to cancer. Cause, and effect relationship.
    2. If your diet is void in fresh fruit, and vegetables, you are deficient in good bacteria in the intestines. Which fights off the bad bacteria, and keep them in check. Candidiasis is an example of bad bacteria. Symptoms? excessive gas, constipation, diarreha, heartburn, acid indigestion, IBS, Chrohn's disease. As this continues, colon cancer may be the end result. The answer? Probiotics. Cause and effect.
    3. As we age, we should get a check up, colonoscopy, especially if it runs in the family. That way you know what you are fighting. I was diagnosed with diverticulitis, after years of stomach, and colon problems. Recommendations; avoid seeds, such as strawberries, sesame seeds, popcorn, ect. Those small seeds get stuck in the holes, and cause excruciating pain.The most helpful in this condition? L-glutamine foods, and supplement.
    Stomach aches, diarrhea, constipation are all early warning signs that something has to change.
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    1. artist101 profile image69
      artist101posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Signs of colon cancer vary person to person. if you have rectal bleeding, bloody stool, significant weight loss, colitis, or paleness, please consult a doctor for evaluation, these are the signs of cancer.

    2. Sophia-LeAnne profile image60
      Sophia-LeAnneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree a healthy lifestyle is very necessary for living the best quality of life.

  3. Abby Campbell profile image93
    Abby Campbellposted 5 years ago

    I wholeheartedly agree with artist101.  A healthy lifestyle will most definitely help you avoid disease.

    1. artist101 profile image69
      artist101posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, prevention is key.

  4. Sophia-LeAnne profile image60
    Sophia-LeAnneposted 5 years ago

    I'm going to go ahead and say that moving your bowels is very important. That means eating fibrous and nutrient dense WHOLE foods. Often people try to cut corners and eat a fiber bar or gulp down some Metamucil thinking it's going to work put a whole foods diet abundant in fresh fruits and veggies is what makes the difference in sluggish gut and a pristine engine of a digestive system!
    Exercise is important too smile

    1. artist101 profile image69
      artist101posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      well said!! cutting corners never works. it takes commitment.

  5. suzzycue profile image93
    suzzycueposted 5 years ago

    Go for check ups regularly and get the colon test done. Eat a lot of spinach because experts call spinach, the colons little sweeper. Keep your colon clean and no problems should arise.

  6. TheKatsMeow profile image88
    TheKatsMeowposted 5 years ago

    Well there are lots of great answers here! I say the best way to prevent something is to try and have a healthy diet: Eat lots of fiber, stay away from trans fats and artificial colors and preservatives. Basically eat a lot of fruit and vegetables.

  7. cassandralea profile image85
    cassandraleaposted 5 years ago

    Not fear it. But some tendencies do run in families. There are many healthy veggies that help clean and clear the colon. Do some research. Thoughts on how to use food effectively can be found at The Horizon Center here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hori … 230?ref=hl