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can colon cancer cause sudden death

A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Many ways: The actual mechanism varies. The liver or the cancer itself can get infected. Even small lung metastasis can cause pneumonia, or the overall debility ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Bilirubin: the high bilirubin will not cause death in this situation, it likely is a sign that the bile ducts are blocked up by metastatic cancer in the liver.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
28 years experience General Surgery
Absolutely not!: Liver metastases may be treated in several ways. The chance of survival depends on resectability of the metastases from the liver. With some of the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Let's talk about it: Either you do or you don't. You can find out by getting colonoscoped. You're old enough that this should be available. Grit your teeth and resolve you ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurentia Nodit
26 years experience Pathology
It can, indirectly.: If you just received the news of having breast cancer, the anxiety and stress associated with that can make your heart skip a beat and make you faint. ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
MS changes in lungCA: Lung ca can spread to the brain and cause changes in a persons mental status...Making them confused, headache, dizzy, nauseated, or even think they ha ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Sometimes if:: Colon cancer often spreads to the lungs and this would cause breathlessness. If for some reason the patient is very anemic it's possible he/or she wou ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Hoover
50 years experience General Practice
Yes, but...: Colon cancer can very rarely cause obstruction of the duct draining the gall bladder(cystic duct) or liver(common bile duct) by growing directly into ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Respiratory: Pneumonia congestion, metastatic effusion and lung compression bone or brain spread and complications clotting and pulmonary emboli. Weight loss, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience Medical Oncology
DEPENDS: Only if the cancer has spread to the brain then there might be a risk for seizures.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
30 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The spleen is a organ that filters and recycles old red blood cells and may trap some white blood cells. Because it is full of blood cells, if it rupt ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Specializes in Critical Care
It can: Directly by the bacteria that gets into the blood stream which can cause infection in the heart & valves - endocarditis. Indirectly by the circulatin ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Cholecystitis is not a risk factor for colon cancer.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: If the tumor and artery are in the lungs this can happen. The blood can clog the bronchus (air tube) and it can be so much the person literally drown ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: Liver failure can happen if there is enough damage caused by cancer. Toxins such as ammonia can accumulate and a patient can develop confusion (enceph ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
It can i suppose: But not likely. Pain from colon cancer is usually by intermittent obstruction or invasion of nerves, both advanced findings. Early colon cancers are ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes : If the mass remains there and if it is located close to the bladder and pressing the bladder-yes- you can have bladder pressure.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Usually not: Infections can co-exist with, but not cause, colon cancer. Ulcerative colitis, which is not an infection but an inflammatory disease, is tied to inc ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Not usually : Other features of dehydration, metastasis, chemical imbalances can do that in association.
A 73-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
DIET NOT constipated: Not constipation per se , but diet may a factor: diets high in whole grain, fruits, and veggies have been linked with a lower risk of colorectal canc ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
None identified: In almost four decades in pathology, i've never heard of a chemical that causes that rarest of rare primary cancers -- primary cardiac cancer, usually ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
No: Although there doesn't appear to be a direct link between diverticular disease and colon or rectal cancer, diverticular disease may make cancer more d ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
No: Cocaine has not been linked to kidney caner. There are certain risk factors for the different types of kidney cancer such as smoking and contact with ... Read More

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