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Patient’s Guide in Colorectal Cancer: Prophylaxis, Diet, and Lifestyle

  • Marta Zielińska
  • Jakub Włodarczyk
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Abstract

In this chapter we will shortly discuss all possible aspects which concern the prevention of colorectal cancer (CRC). We will give evidence that changes in lifestyle may contribute to a lower number of new cancer cases and deaths caused by cancer. We will show that diet is important to prevent cancer, which products should be avoided or controlled and which should be eaten more frequently because of being the source of nutrients and antioxidants. Finally, we will indicate that a good cooperation between the doctor and the patient can be crucial in cancer therapy.

Keywords

Diet Fiber Lifestyle Physical activity Prevention Risk factors 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Supported by grants from the Medical University of Lodz (502-03/1-156-04/502-14-297 to MZ), National Science Centre (#UMO-2013/11/N/NZ7/00724 and UMO-2014/12/T/NZ7/00252 to MZ), and Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Iuventus Plus 5 Program #IP2015 089474 to MZ). MZ is a recipient of the Polish L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science and Polpharma Scientific Foundation Scholarship.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of MedicineMedical University of LodzLodzPoland

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