Colon cancer is a common cancer affecting the large intestine or the rectum. Slow-growing cancer usually starts as a small, benign growth called a polyp. Over time, these polyps can become cancerous; if left untreated, they can spread to other body parts. However, colon cancer can be treated effectively with early detection and treatment.
Colon cancer screening is an essential tool for early detection and prevention. Screening tests can detect colon cancer in its early stages when it is most treatable. According to the American Cancer Society, people at average risk for colon cancer should start screening at age 45. In contrast, those at higher risk, such as those with a family history of colon cancer or certain genetic conditions, may need to start earlier.
Maintaining a healthy weight is an essential factor in preventing colon cancer. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of developing colon cancer. A healthy diet and regular exercise can help maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of developing colon cancer.
Eating a healthy diet is an essential part of colon cancer prevention. A diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains has been shown to reduce the risk of colon cancer. On the other hand, a diet high in processed and red meat has been linked to an increased risk of colon cancer. Eating a diet low in fat and fiber can also reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Smoking is a known risk factor for many types of cancer, including colon cancer. If you smoke, quitting can help reduce your risk of developing colon cancer.
Drinking alcohol in moderation is unlikely to increase the risk of colon cancer. However, heavy drinking can increase the risk of developing colon cancer. Men are recommended to limit alcohol intake to two drinks per day, and women limit alcohol intake to one drink per day.
Regular exercise can help maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of developing colon cancer. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week.
While these steps cannot guarantee that you will not develop colon cancer, they can help reduce your risk of developing this disease. It is essential to talk to your doctor about your personal risk factors for colon cancer and to discuss appropriate screening and prevention strategies.
In conclusion, colon cancer is common and can be prevented with early detection and lifestyle changes. Following these tips can reduce your risk of developing colon cancer and maintain good health.
We take a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating colon cancer, including a combination of diagnostic tools such as colonoscopy, blood work for CTC markers and symptomatic analysis.
Colonoscopy is a standard diagnostic procedure that allows us to examine the inside of the colon for any abnormalities or signs of cancer. We use blood work to check for CTC markers, which are specific proteins that may be present in the blood of people with colon cancer. Additionally, we conduct a thorough symptomatic analysis to determine if any symptoms are present that may indicate the presence of colon cancer.
Once a diagnosis of colon cancer has been confirmed, we offer a range of treatment options tailored to each patients’ needs. Our services include immunotherapy, which uses the body's immune system to fight cancer cells. We also provide a series of Vit C infusions. This can help compliment the conventional treatment approach for cancers as well.
Also, the treatment protocol is modified and personalized to every patient’s needs. A comprehensive program is designed to support overall health and wellness.