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Can I take egg white daily if I have colon cancer? Or any vegetables etc which I can't take and what foods to avoid.

B. Sc., BAMS
Ayurvedic Doctor,
Dear Ms. lybrate-user yes you may preferably take country fowl egg that would be better as other types of eggs may contain antibiotics and other contaminants that might be harmful to you. Veggies you can shift to organic ones that would be better for you. Thanks!
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My known one had been diagnosed with metastatic rectum carcinoma that effect liver and lungs too is it curable sir.

BHMS, OCRT KOLKATA
Homeopathy Doctor, Agartala
lybrate-user we deal with all type off cancer case any stages, where metastasis form some time may possible to change to sum extend, you can use our medicine with chemo or radiation. For more detail consult with us through Lybrate clinic.
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Robotic Rectal Cancer Resection Surgery - In Detail About It!

MBBS, MS - Gen Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Mumbai
Robotic Rectal Cancer Resection Surgery - In Detail About It!
Minimal invasive surgery for rectal cancers has gained immense popularity and acceptance over open surgery in the last decade. Modern laparoscopic surgery is associated with minimal blood loss and pain with better short-term outcomes. The procedure ensures a speedy recovery and a decreased hospital stay. However, laparoscopic surgery has also been linked to high conversion rates (up to 29%) to open surgery, and those who were converted showed suboptimal outcomes.

To overcome the limitations of laparoscopic surgery, a relatively new technique was introduced known as Robotic-assisted colorectal procedure with the Da Vinci technology.

What is the Da Vinci Robotic Rectal Cancer Resection?

The Da Vinci technology is an innovative surgical system that comprises of 3 components the surgeon console, the patient cart, and the vision cart.

The surgeon sits on the console during the procedure and regulates the instruments after getting a detailed three-dimensional view of the anatomy. The instruments move like the hand of a human, only with a greater range of motion, which allows the surgeon to perform the procedure more efficiently.

The patient cart rests on the operating table close to the patient. During the surgery, the used instruments move in real-time in response to the surgeon s hand movements.

The vision cart allows the various components of the system to communicate between themselves and supports the new-age 3D HD vision system.

How does the procedure work for rectal cancer?

Surgeons use the innovative Da Vinci technology to remove all or part of your rectum through a few incisions. The surgeon sits at a console table right next to the patient and operates using small, wristed movements. The technology precisely translates every hand movement the surgeon makes in real-time to rotate and bend the instruments. A 3D high-definition camera provides your surgeon with a magnified view inside the body. He/she may use fluorescence imaging this activates injected dye to light up and show the flow of blood to the colon, thus offering visualization beyond the human eye. This may prove helpful during the procedure.

Why Opt for Robotic Rectal Cancer Resection?

A review of studies published in recent times suggest the potential benefits of robotic rectal cancer resection surgery, which include

A shorter span of stay in the hospital, as compared to patients undergoing an open surgery or even a laparoscopic surgery

Minimal risk of complications

The new-age Da Vinci technology has made robotic rectal surgeries feasible in a single-phase and a single docking without changing the robotic arms.
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Colon Polyps - What Are The Available Treatment Options?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist, Delhi
Colon Polyps - What Are The Available Treatment Options?
A polyp is a cauliflower-like growth on the skin or the mucosal surface. Colon is the medical term for the larger intestine and the rectum. A growth on the mucosal surface of this part of the intestine is known as a colon polyp. Although not visible, colon polyps is present with symptoms, which can lead to their diagnosis. The main cause for concern is that some colon polyps can turn into colorectal cancer, which is the third largest cancer in America.

Types: There are two main types of polyps

Hyperplastic or inflammatory: These are benign growths and do not carry the risk of developing into cancer.
Adenomas: These carry the risk of turning into cancer, and so early detection and intervention is essential.
Though not all polyps develop into tumors, yet all tumors develop from a polyp. There is a strong genetic component, which makes it worse. Someone with inflammatory bowel disease or Crohn s disease is also at a higher risk of mucosal inflammation, which can induce dysplasia and then polyps.

Risk factors:

Family history
Inflammatory bowel disease
Obesity
Diet rich in processed meat and red meat
Smoking
Lack of physical activity
Type 2 diabetes
Being male, being African American
Symptoms: Though often silent, some symptoms which also appear only after the polyp has grown considerably include:

Bleeding with stools often small amounts intermittently, which is occult bleeding, not visible though
Altered bowel habits (constipation, diarrhea)
Abdominal pain and discomfort
Unexplained weight loss
Anemia (due to blood loss)
Diagnosis: If a person is at risk from medical history and has the above symptoms, then the following are done:

Sigmoidoscopy Viewing the colon and rectum to see if there are any polyps. A biopsy may also be taken to confirm cancerous growth.
Colonoscopy The entire colon is viewed to rule out polyps in other areas of the colon.
CT scan of the abdomen which is non-invasive and can be used as the first step.
Treatment:

If a polyp is diagnosed, then it needs to be removed.
If it turns out cancerous, then detailed evaluation should be done to rule out spread to other areas. Additionally, chemotherapy and radiotherapy may be required to completely eliminate the tumor and contain it.
The surgical removal of the tumor would be planned depending on the stage of the tumor.
Adapting a healthy lifestyle is very essential to managing polyps and preventing cancer. Quitting smoking, managing weight, eating healthy, and being physically active are some ways to prevent colorectal cancer.
Repeat colonoscopy needs to be done to ensure these are not recurrent.
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Hi doctor, I have developed a fear of colon cancer and now I keep checking my anus with finger if blood is coming or not. I do this when multiple times in a day. I use tissue paper also sometime. I have never seen blood while passing. Motion but I keep checking anus due to my fear. What should I do? Please help/

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Kollam
Hello lybrate-user, possibly you are worrying unnecessarily, it doesn't mean you get colon cancer if you see blood per rectum. There are many other reasons why you see blood while passing stools or soon after passing stools, that may be related to anorectal disorders like fissures, piles, or fistula. As of now, there is no need to panic about it, you can consult me so that I will clarify your doubts.
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Colon Cancer - How Can Ayurveda Treat It?

MS - Ayurveda, BAMS
Ayurvedic Doctor, Mumbai
Colon Cancer - How Can Ayurveda Treat It?
According to the American Cancer Society and Colon Cancer Alliance, colon cancer, which is also referred to as colorectal cancer is regarded as the third most commonly diagnosed type of cancer, as well as the second most important reason of cancer deaths in the U.S. affecting both men and women. But thankfully, colon cancer can be prevented by changing the food habits. It is also important to get regular screenings through colonoscopy, which will help you to determine the early or precancerous stage that can be treated with the removal of cancerous cells.

Colorectal cancer is deemed to be cancer, related to the food habits and it can be prevented by correcting the same. Here are the top ways through which you can help your condition naturally:

Reduce the amount of red meat consumption: Health studies reveal that people who eat red meat on a regular basis are more prone to developing colon cancer. This is because the chemicals required to digest this food damage the DNA material which in turn is the main reason behind the cause of cancer.

Increase the amount of garlic intake: By consuming more garlic, you can reduce the risk of developing different types of cancer, particularly those of the gastrointestinal tract. Garlic is rich in anti-bacterial properties that can block the pathway of cancer causing elements and boost the repair as well as reduce the proliferation of cells. It is also high in selenium and sodiumcontent which are beneficial for the overall health.

Consume all types of plant antioxidants: The bright-coloured fruits and vegetables, as well as herbs and spices, can greatly contribute to adding a wide array of antioxidants in your regular diet. Foods that are rich in antioxidants include carrots, pomegranates, cranberries, kale, broccoli, tomatoes, apples, cabbage, turmeric, sage, rosemary, saffron, purple and red grapes.

Cook foods in sesame oil: The many health benefits of sesame seeds are due to its nutritional content, including vitamins, minerals, natural oils, and organic compounds which consist of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, zinc, fiber, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, protein, and tryptophan.

Increase the consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids: It has been reported by several types of research that a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the occurrence of colon cancer and therefore you must eat a lot of salmon, cod, mackerel and sardines for decreasing the pro-inflammatory levels in your body.

Go For Ayurvedic Panchakarma Therapy: Panchakarma is the ultimate mind-body healing experience for detoxifying the body, strengthening the immune system and restoring balance and well-being. It is one the most effective healing modality in Ayurvedic Medicine. It promotes Detoxification and Rejuvenation. It is recommended on a seasonal basis, as well as when an individual feels out of balance or is experiencing illness. According to Ayurveda, good health depends upon our capability to fully metabolize all aspects of life, assimilating that which nourishes and eliminating the rest. When we can t completely digest our food, experiences, and emotions, toxins accumulate in our bodily tissues, creating imbalance and ultimately disease. Panchakarma is an elegant cleansing process that releases stored toxins and restores the body s innate healing ability.

Sir madam yesterday I have done colonoscopy procedure. Aur cea b kiya 2.68 aya caecum single polypoidal mass occluding whole of the circumference. Overlying mucosa is erythematous and edematous. Surrounding mucosa is norma. Impression: polypoidal cecal mass-? Nature biopsy done. It means cancer.

MBBS, MS - Oncology, MCh-Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery, MCh (Gyneco-oncological oncology), FRCS - Thoracic Surgery
Oncologist, Mangalore
Sir madam
yesterday I have done colonoscopy procedure. Aur cea b kiya 2.68 aya caecum
single polypoidal mass occludin...
Biopsy suggestive of cancer, but we need to know what type of cancer it is. As treatment depends on type of cancer in caecum. Need to do cect abdomen and thorax/pet ct depending on feasibility and affordability for staging purpose (pet ct is not mandatory but helpful). Do not worry. Two thing are favoring good prognosis, first its polypoidal mass and cea is less than 4 ; both are good prognostic factors. If cect/pet ct shows no metastasis (not spreading to other parts), less likely as per details, its curable cancer. Consult any qualified oncologist for multidisciplinary tumour board discussion and proper planing of treatment. All the best, take care.
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My father is affected with rectal carcinoma. As of now he is taking imrt radiation 25 cycles with capecitabine chemo pills .doctor said 6 weeks after surgery .but there is no change with radiation and chemo pills the tumor is grown in the rectal wall reached 7 cm from anal verge. Doctor preferred robotic surgery .is robotic surgery good .is it curable one?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
Yes robotic surgery for rectal cancer is good. But patient selection is the key. If the disease has not regressed with chemoradiation, he may not be a good candidate and may need open surgery. Please discuss with your surgeon in detail. In case you need further opinion, please share reports.
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How To Prevent Colorectal Cancer?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Lakhimpur Kheri
How To Prevent Colorectal Cancer?
Colorectal cancer is a widely prevalent and potentially fatal type of cancer across the globe. Reportedly, about one out of every 23 men and 25 women develops cancer of the rectum or colon at some point in their life.

Although the exact causes of colorectal cancer are not known, there are certain risk factors that are likely to increase one s chances of having the disease. However, there are ways to prevent the risk of developing colorectal cancer. Here is what you can do

Eat a healthy diet

A diet loaded with sufficient amounts of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables is linked with a decreased risk of colorectal cancer. Focus on eating lean meat instead of red meat and processed meat pork, beef, lamb, hot dogs, and so on, as they increase the likelihood of having cancer of the colon or rectum.

Stay active

Studies show that people, who are physically inactive, are more likely to develop colorectal cancer. Therefore, you should look to increase your daily physical activity. Doctors recommend exercising at least 3-4 days a week to minimize the risk of cancer. Aim for light to moderate amounts of aerobic exercises, such as running, walking, and cycling to stay active and improve your overall fitness.

Keep a check on your weight

Several studies have linked obesity or excess overweight with a higher risk of colorectal cancer. Therefore, it is advisable that you maintain healthy body weight to avoid any complications. Mindful eating and exercising regularly can help you achieve an ideal weight and keep a tab on it.

Quit smoking

People, who are in the habit of smoking, or have been a chain smoker for years, are at high risk of developing cancer of the rectum or colon. Studies have also shown that mortality rates for colorectal cancer are considerably high among smokers. Therefore, if you have been smoking or using tobacco for years now, you should certainly consider quitting the habit right away to avert the risk of cancer.

Limit alcohol consumption

While moderate alcohol consumption has been associated with heart health, overconsumption of it is strongly linked to an increased risk of colorectal cancer. As per The American Cancer Society, men and women should limit alcohol consumption to two drinks a day and one drink a day, respectively.

Get screened at regular intervals

Screening tests help detect cancer before the symptoms show up. These tests can detect growths called polyps on the rectum or colon, and remove them before they turn cancerous. Screening tests can also find rectal or colon cancer at an early stage when treatment is more likely to be effective and successful. It is recommended that people start undergoing screening tests at age 45 to prevent the risk of cancer. Speak with your healthcare provider or doctor about when you should begin and which tests might be right for you.

Studies show that certain habits related to weight, exercise, and diet are associated with the risk of colorectal cancer, as well as with other types of cancer. Altering some of these habits with healthy lifestyle changes can be hard, but it can help reduce the risk of cancer and several other medical conditions, thus allowing you to live a healthier, fitter, and better life.
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Know Food Items That Can Prevent Colorectal Cancer!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Lakhimpur Kheri
Know Food Items That Can Prevent Colorectal Cancer!
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide after lung cancer and breast cancer, particularly among the ageing population. A number of biological and lifestyle factors combined together can put you at risk of having this type of cancer. One such important risk factor is your diet.

Several studies have shown that poor diet and unhealthy food choices increase your likelihood of developing cancer of the rectum or colon whereas smart food choices can help lower the risk for the same.

Here are some foods that can help reduce your chances of getting colorectal cancer

Dairy products

There have been considerable research and studies claiming that dairy products rich in calcium and other vitamins may help lower the risk of colorectal cancer. Therefore, you should add more dairy products to your daily diet. Milk, cheese, and yoghurt are some of the popular sources of vital nutrients.

Whole grains

Whole grains, such as brown rice, whole wheat bread, and oatmeal, brown rice are loaded with essential nutrients and make for excellent sources of fibre and magnesium. Both the elements help to keep your stools moving. Along the way, these can grab onto the compounds causing cancer of the colon. Make sure you are eating at least 90 grams of whole grains every day.

Legumes and beans

Beans and other forms of legumes for example, lentils, soybeans, and peas are rich in protein, fibre, and vitamins E and B. Beans contain a certain compound called flavonoid, which can avert the growth of tumours, as well as specific antioxidants that can help safeguard you against colon cancer. Try to swap one of your regular side dishes for nutritious black beans, or have a hearty bowl of soup.

Leafy greens and fruits

Green vegetables and fruits have phytochemicals, natural substances that can block the cancer cells from growing or fight off the inflammation that may fuel cancer. There have been mixed results obtained from various researches linking veggies and fruits to averting colon cancer. However, organizations for cancer recommend them as part of a healthy diet. Include plenty of cabbage, broccoli, and citrus fruits like oranges to your every-day diet.

Fatty fish

Fatty fishes, such as salmon are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are excellent for heart health and can slow the growth of cancer cells. However, whether eating fish can completely protect you against colorectal cancer is not clear. Evidence suggests that people who consumed sufficient amounts of fish instead of processed meat and red meat had a low risk of getting colorectal cancer. However, be sure to limit or avoid consumption of King mackerel and swordfish, as they are likely to contain mercury and other pollutants that may affect your health in the long run.

Whether you are undergoing treatment for colorectal cancer or not, speak with your doctor and consult a dietician, who can help you make changes to your lifestyle or diet. Healthy eating combined with regular exercise and weight management may help people cut their odds of having colorectal cancer.