How do Dairy Products Impact Colon Cancer?

How do Dairy Products Impact Colon Cancer?
Published on, 30 January, 2024. Answered by Dr. Pham Van Hoai and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


Is it advisable to include dairy products such as milk, yogurts, and cheese in your diet if i have been diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer?


Answered by Dr. Pham Van Hoai


Thank you for reaching out to Dr.Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Evaluate Personal Tolerance Levels

1. Individual responses to dairy products can vary among those with colon cancer. 

2. Observing how your body reacts and sharing any concerns with your healthcare team is crucial for tailoring dietary decisions to your specific needs.


Choose Low-Fat and Low-Lactose Alternatives

1. If dairy is deemed suitable, opt for options that are low in fat and lactose. 

2. This approach can help minimize potential digestive issues, especially if you have lactose intolerance or sensitivity to higher-fat foods.


Prioritize a Well-Balanced Diet

1. Emphasize a well-rounded diet that encompasses a variety of nutrient-rich foods. 

2. While dairy products contribute essential nutrients like calcium and protein, ensure your overall dietary choices align with the guidance provided by your healthcare professionals.


 Regularly Monitor and Adjust

1. Consistently monitor your health and nutritional status, and promptly communicate any adverse effects or changes to your healthcare team. 

2. They can make necessary adjustments to your dietary plan to address evolving 



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