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Archive for the ‘Rectum cancer’ Category

Some links on a ketogenic diet and cancer: does it help prevent for cancer?

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/06/27

Disclaimer: only change your diet after consulting with your doctor!

Various cancer patients I know have switched to a ketogenic diet for quite a few years already.

So I did a bit of digging to see if it helps, or more importantly: if it doesn’t make it worse.

My start was the first hits on [Wayback/Archive.is] ketogenic cancer – Google Scholar:

Some more specific links are at [Wayback] ketogenic colorectal cancer – Google Scholar.

For now, I’m with these conclusions on the Wikipedia articles on Ketosis and Ketogenic diet:

  • Cancer: Preclinical studies have indicated ketosis may have anti-tumor effects, although clinical trials have been limited by small sample sizes and have not shown conclusive benefit.[21]
  • Because some cancer cells are inefficient in processing ketone bodies for energy, the ketogenic diet has also been suggested as a treatment for cancer.[61][62] A 2018 review looked at the evidence from preclinical and clinical studies of ketogenic diets in cancer therapy. The clinical studies in humans are typically very small, with some providing weak evidence for an anti-tumour effect, particularly for glioblastoma, but in other cancers and studies, no anti-tumour effect was seen. Taken together, results from preclinical studies, albeit sometimes contradictory, tend to support an anti-tumor effect rather than a pro-tumor effect of the KD for most solid cancers.[63]

–jeroen

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Illustrations for Bowel resection for colorectal cancer

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/06/24

I finally found some great illustrations having to do with my lower anterior resection.

They are from [Wayback/Archive] https://www.uvmhealth.org/healthwise/topic/zm6206 (Bowel resection for colorectal cancer)

The most important for me is this one (as I have end-to-side where “end” is on the very tiny bit of rectum left and “side” is on the descending colon):

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LUMC folders over rectoscopie, coloscopie en diepe verdoving

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/06/10

Ik heb niet alleen prikangst, maar ook onderzoek in ziekenhuizen vind ik eng, dus voorbereiding hierop is voor is belangrijk, want uiteraard ga ik wel (en ben ik de rest van de dag uitgeteld vanwege de propofol).

Deze folders van het LUMC hielpen me de afgelopen dagen met voorbereiding:

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Looks like I might participate in the TRIASSIC-study to help compare TAMIS versus ESD for resection of non-pedunculated rectal lesions

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/05/06

As a follow up of Some links on removing colon tissue with Endoscopic Full Thickness Resection (EFTR), it looks like I might participate in the TRIASSIC-study to help compare TAMIS versus ESD for resection of non-pedunculated rectal lesions.

The reason I document is my earlier Tweet: [Wayback/Archive] Jeroen Wiert Pluimers on Twitter: “Meh result of the colonoscopy: – 2 polyps of ~1cm size removed – 1 polyp of ~2.5cm could not be removed now: it is in an odd place (grows over the LAR-resection seam) and needs team-discussion on what to do in a future procedure (hopefully colonoscopy, maybe larpscopy) 1/”

So I archived most links from searching for EDS and TAMIS (further below) plus the whole content of the [Wayback/Archive] TRIASSIC-study:

A multicentre, randomised controlled trial comparing TRansanal minimal InvAsive Surgery (TAMIS) and endoscopic Submucosal dIsseCtion (ESD) for resection of non-pedunculated rectal lesions.

Links (English and Dutch)

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How to survive cancer: an inspiring story by Désirée Hairwassers

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/04/29

Today is my birthday. I am turning 53 today. But when writing this I’m not sure I am what we Dutch call “schoon”. It is a Dutch euphemism that I dislike, but still accidentally use. The thing is that one never knows for sure to be really clean from he signs of cancer metastases.

While writing this post, I’m in a melancholic mood during a period of depression/burnout after all the treatments. I am reflecting on if and how I survived the metastasised rectum cancer and lived through all other stressful things that started somewhere early 2017.

So I was glad to find the tweet below on the edge of spring that inspired me, I originally made me draft this post as being titled

“Surviving cancer is not a fight or a battle, it is about having luck or misfortune”

It was a (now by posting this link) pointer back to Having cancer is not a fight or a battle, it is about having luck or misfortune.

But it doesn’t do the artwork of Désirée Hairwassers justice, so here is her tweet:

[Wayback/Archive] Dees on Twitter: “Het lijkt mij ook een gepast moment om jullie mijn boek te presenteren. In het Engels, want gericht op de hele wereld. Dun boek. Dat moet een bestseller worden….. ” / Twitter

Translated: “I also think it is an appropriate time to present my book to you. In English, because aimed at the whole world. Thin book. That should be a bestseller”

And her video about “How to survive cancer: The inspirational journey of Désirée Hairwassers” showing the book. A very focused book (if it does not show, click on her above tweet to see it):

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