NHMike wrote:https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/11/insulin-and-colon-cancer-linked/Colon cancer survivors whose diet is heavy in complex sugars and carbohydrate-rich foods are far more likely to have a recurrence of the disease than are patients who eat a better balance of foods, indicates a new study by researchers at Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
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Bates knows the heartache of losing someone to cancer. "For me it was a mother who died when I was 10 of cancer and just recently, 2 years ago, my 29-year-old daughter passed away with colon cancer," he said.
Bates has found a way to always keep his daughter's memory alive through the park.
"At the top of it is a $250,000 dollar naming-right place called 'The Leap of Faith' and I'm honored to say that it will be named after my daughter Lindsey Bates Motley," Bates told 7News.
Calvary admitted that nurses first raised concerns that the doctor's health may be affecting his work in November last year,
but the hospital continued to let him carry out the procedures.
"The important part of the whole exercise is: were possible polyps and even possible cancers missed in the colonoscopies for whatever reason that it seems he may not have been unable to complete in an ideal manner?'" he said.
Dr Newstead said the situation was that if you failed to get around the whole bowel, you simply couldn't know what was in there.
"If there is a cancer in the secum (sic) —the beginning of the large intestine — and you don't get around that last corner ... then of course you will miss it.
"It's not good enough if one says 'look, I think I was there'."
An Australian doctor says he believes a risky type of colon polyp that can lead to bowel cancer may be more common than previously thought.
It was initially thought serrated polyposis syndrome — which can indicate an increased risk of bowel cancer — was quite rare,
at around one in 3,000 people, but in recent years research has suggested it may be more common.
"Patients deserve to know what their diagnosis is — we've gone a long way from this paternalistic view of medicine
where doctors tell you things and you just believe them."
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