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Eating Less Red Meat Can Prevent Colorectal Cancer

There are interrelated data shows: colorectal cancer, including colon and rectal cancer, is one of the malignant tumors with the fastest-rising incidences. Experts of Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou warned that, such high incidence rate of colorectal cancer in the highly developed cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, etc. is much related to our current excessive diet as well as eating too much red meat.

Colorectal cancer is kind of a lifestyle cancer and closely related with the lifestyle. If you have been long-term eating red meat, such as beef, pork, lamb, animal offal, high- cholesterol diet, the risk for you to develop colorectal cancer shall be greatly increased. Because when the body digests these high-cholesterol foods, metabolites of bile acids and cholesterol metabolites will be increased and this would cause intestine anaerobic bacteria increase, which will become a strong stimulation to the colonic mucosa adenoma. If you don’t quit eating habits of eating too much red meat, after 5-10 years of stimulation and development, adenomas in the colon mucosa would become cancerous and finally develop into colorectal cancer.

For people who prefer red meat, they shall gradually reduce the intake of red meat for the sake of their health. Besides, they also need to eat a variety of fresh vegetables, especially like bean cultures and other pectin fruits containing high potassium such as bananas. These are conducive to the inhibition of remain and formation of carcinogenic substances in the body; the intake of high-fiber foods can accelerate bowel movement and reduce carcinogens’ damage to the intestinal wall.

As the saying goes diseases start with the mouth, changes in diet habit can greatly reduce the prevalence of colorectal cancer. Meanwhile, early screening will become more effective in preventing cancer, creating an opportunity to obtain a good therapeutic effect. Enteroscope is a most effective method for colorectal cancer screening, so we recommend the ordinary people to take the screening once every 5 years; for those high-risk groups who have family history of colorectal cancer, they should start colorectal cancer screening after turning to 40 -year-old and make sure that there is at least one check-up every 3-5 years .

*Surgery, in addition to the appropriate chemotherapy and radiotherapy, are effective in treating early cancer, but certain patients in late stage of cancer may not be tolerate surgery well as they can be relatively weak. A combination of carefully planned minimally invasive therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy can effectively reduce the side effects and discomfort of treatment and may help patient get better efficacy.

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