Justin is a research fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Research Institute. In this episode, we chat about colorectal cancer and how diet and exercise can help patients and survivors. We also chat about some important considerations for working with this population, such as working around ostomy bags and how to modify exercise accordingly.
0:30 – Colorectal cancer – What it is and what are some modifiable risk factors.
5:00 – Treatment of colorectal cancer and common side effects.
8:00 – Staging of cancer and their effects on the course of treatment.
12:00 – Making sense of a messy field – recommendations for dietary patterns to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
18.00 – How physical activity can help colorectal cancer patients and survivors.
24.00 – What might be happening biologically with exercise in colorectal cancer patients to stop cancer from growing.
38.00 – Side effects of treatment unique to colorectal cancer and common modifications to exercise.
47:00 – Exercise considerations with an ostomy bag.
49.00 – Cancer and its treatment don’t make exercise dangerous, they just provide scenarios to problem solve and modify exercise accordingly.
51.00 – What are the barriers to establishing exercise as a standard of cancer care.
59.00 – Advice to colorectal cancer patients/survivors looking to start an exercise program.