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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Quality of life: If what you are describing is the case, then you cannot expect a cure, but chemo may give you an extra year or two of reasonably good health. Is there ... Read More
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Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Grading: Grading depends on microscopic picture of cancer. Lower the grade like grade 1 better the prognosis. But grading is not the only thing determine progn ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Colonoscopy: An endoscopic procedure such as proctoscopy, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy is usually necessary to make the diagnosis.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ray Compton
29 years experience General Surgery
Rectal cancer: Rectal cancer is a tumor or growth or mass in the last part of the colon or large intestine, known as the rectum. Medically the rectum is not the open ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Your oncologist can: It is a goo d idea if you tell us some background to your question. Then we can tailor our response to the reason why you asked the question. Here ar ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samir Gupta
28 years experience General Surgery
Depends on Stage: The staging of rectal cancer is based on ct scanning, endorectal ultrasound, and preop lab testing. Sometimes the staging is determined after surgery ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Surveilance: The only proven effective method of reducing the incidence of colorectal cancer is surveillance colonoscopy with the removal of suspiciousmpolyps.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Several: Rectal cancer treatment generally includes radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery. This is achieved through a coordinated approach by a radiation ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Bleeding is hallmark: Symptom of rectal cancer. But by the time there is bleeding, it is usually advanced. This is why you should have your doctor examine your rectum, te ... Read More
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Dr. Anthony Back
36 years experience Medical Oncology
Very treatable!: Many rectal cancers are curable, from stage 1-3 (with lower stage having better statistics), and even stage 4 is treatable, meaning that treatment pro ... Read More
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