- Q What are the lifestyle risk factors for colorectal cancer?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyAverage folks can be at higher risk for colorectal cancer, especially if they partake in some unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. Lifestyle risk factors for colorectal cancer: diets high in fat or low in fiber, calcium, or both obesity physical inactivity... Full Answer
- Q How can I help my family cope with my diagnosis of colon or rectal cancer?
- Q What is carcinoid syndrome?
Carcinoid syndrome is a combination of symptoms caused by the release of serotonin and other substances from carcinoid tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms may include flushing of the face, flat angiomas (small collections of dilated blood... Full Answer
- Q Who is at high risk for developing colorectal cancer?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyTo put it simply, all adults are at risk for colorectal cancer, even those that live healthily. Some people are at very high risk. They have a particular gene mutation that predisposes them to developing multiple polyps. These are hereditary syndromes... Full Answer