Question Hi C.G.
I have a family history on my Dads side. They were all big drinkers and meat and potato guys. I have tried to eat better than they did, but I still enjoy a drink, although I have cut back to weekend beers from hard liquor.
How much is liquor intake a factor? Also, I am cutting back on my fats, and have heard that cutting back on sugar helps too?
Answer Well, alcohol is not good for you - except maybe in quite small amounts like one - not big - glass of wine per day! But with regards to colon cancer there are apart from these general advice with regards to alcohol and similar general diet advice no with any real certainty accepted dietary advice. So instead I am going to tell you what you SHOULD do if you have a strong family history of colon cancer. That is to start regular, at least once per year, colonoscopy check ups. these should start at least when you are in your early 50ies. If your family has had early colon cancer cases even earlier. This is important so do it! That way a tumor can be caught early enough to be cured. I do this myself! Good luck!
I`m a doctor of medicine and a specialist in radiation therapy and medical oncology. I have long experience with regards to this cancer.
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