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Colon Cancer

Radiation Damaged Colon

11/12/2008

Question:

My colon was severely damaged by radiation. I am now 5 years since I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. I have problems with my bowels when I walk. Is there anything I can do? Is there a special diet?

Answer:

There are certain medications usually in enema form that may be helpful. You should consult with your physician.

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Response by:

Gregory S Cooper, MD Gregory S Cooper, MD
Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University