Colon Cancer Episode

Episode Overview

Partha’s Prescriptions

  1. Don’t ignore the symptoms.  If you are experiencing A change in your bowel habits, Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool, Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas or pain, a feeling that your bowel doesn’t empty completely, Weakness or fatigue or unexplained weight loss, please notify your doctor.
  2. If you are 50 or older, please get a colonoscopy.  Thousands of US colon and rectal cancer cases and deaths each year could be prevented if everyone age 50 and older got regular screening or age 40 (whichever comes first).
  3. If you have a family history of colon cancer the screening process should start 10 years prior to when your relative was diagnosed
  4. Maintain an active lifestyle and balanced diet to promote a healthy colon.

Guests Including:

Emin Donat M. D. Section Head, Gastroenterology, Beaumont Health Systems
Dr. Philip Stella, Medical Director of Oncology St. Joseph Mercy Health System
Karen Myers, Two-Time Colon Cancer Survivor
Michelle Crowder, ND, Naturopathic Doctor, Integrative Medicine, Beaumont Health
Dr. Kellyann Petrucci

Dr. Kellyann’s Eat This Not That Tips:

Eat this not that:
Coconut Aminos instead of soy sauce
Spaghetti squash instead of pasta
Almond Butter or Sunflower Seed butter instead of Peanut butter
Coconut oil instead of olive oil or vegetable oil for cooking
Coconut or almond flour instead of all-purpose flour
Use honey or maple syrup instead of artificial sweetener