If you have been diagnosed with colon cancer or are being treated for it--- you may be surprised to hear that diet changes even now can make a difference. After surgery or chemotherapy for coon cancer you may not feel like eating much. But eating the right foods can help you to recover and hasten healing. Most importantly the right kind of foods can decrease the risk or even help to prevent a recurrence of your colon cancer.
A first-of-its-kind study in patients with stage III colon cancer treated with surgery and chemotherapy—showed that eating a diet rich in plant based foods decreased the risk of recurrence of colon cancer. Whereas, patients on diet consisting of meat and processed foods were 3 1/2 times more likely to experience a recurrence of their colon cancer.
Foods to avoid: The foods that should be avoided to reduce your risk of colon cancer recurrence include;
The exact reason why these foods increase the risk of colon cancer is not known--- but probably higher insulin levels and related conditions promote tumors growth and development.
Foods to eat: The foods that reduce your risk of colon cancer recurrence include;
After treatment for colon cancer while you are recovering make these healthy food choices:
Other healthy lifestyle choices which can decrease the risk of colon cancer recurrence include
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