colon cancer

Prevention of Colon Cancer

Dr. Kamran Khan
17 Sep 2018
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Prevention of Colon Cancer is recommended to men and women. This can be done with screening, acheiving healthy weight, increased regular physical activity and opting for a balanced and nutritious diet.

Colon cancer is not a much talked about one like breast or lung cancer. It is the third most common cancer that is diagnosed in men and women equally. Although fatal at the later stages when untreated, colon cancer can be prevented. It is noted that around seventy five percent of the total cases are actually preventable if proper care is taken about certain factors like:

Screening: This is considered the only best way to steer clear of colon cancer as it can detect cancer during its initial stages when it can be treated.
Maintain healthy weight: Excessive weight gain or obesity is not just a risk factor for colon cancer but for ten other cancer types too. So being in a healthy weight range is an effective way to remain cancer-free.
Smoking: Stay away from smoking because it is a major factor behind 14 cancers.
Physical activity: Physical activity lowers down the risk of various diseases linked to heart and stroke, more over it also keeps you safe from colon cancer.

Limit alcohol intake: Try to have alcohol in moderation because even the lower levels of alcohol can trigger colon cancer.
Reduce red meat in diet: Too much consumption of red meat including pork, steak and hamburger can increase the risk of colon cancer.
Have good amount of vitamin D and calcium: It’s good to maintain enough calcium and vitamin D in body as these help in protecting against colon cancer.
Have Multivitamin and Folate: Like vitamin D and calcium, these also provide protection against colon cancer.

Dr. Kamran Khan

About the Author

Surgical Oncologist
Dr. Kamran Khan is a Surgical Oncologist practicing at Saifee Hospital in Girgaon, Mumbai. Dr. Kamran specializes in General cancer consultation, Breast Cancer Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Robotic Cancer Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgeries. He has completed his MBBS from King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College in the year 1990. Dr. Kamran Khan has further completed MCh in Surgical Oncology from Tata Memorial Centre in the year 1994. He has an experience of more than two and a half decades in the field of oncology treatments. Dr. Kamran is currently practicing at Saifee Hospital and Global Hospitals. Both hospitals are a super speciality centers situated in Girgaon and Parel, Mumbai respectively. Saifee Hospital was started in the year 2005 and since then it is offering excellent services in different specialities of medicine. Global Hospitals aims to provide excellence to the patients in the field of healthcare. The main focus of the team at the hospital is to make sure that the patients receive treatment with excellence and empathy as well. Book a FREE appointment with Dr. Kamran Khan at
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