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Cancer colon simptome

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
Pathology 18 years experience
Colon cancer: Genetic alterations (changes in the dna or ways in which dna is regulated) in the epithelium of the colon (the cells that line the colon) are the sour... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mckinney
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Not always: Colon cancer tends to not have any signs or symptoms when it is early (when it is easiest to treat). That is why screening colonoscopies are so import... Read More
Dr. Siamak Milanchi
Colon and Rectal Surgery 26 years experience
A lot of times none: A lot of times colon cancer has no or minimal symptoms until it reaches a larger size. If causing symptoms they are blood in stool, change in stool ca... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
No: In general, no, cancer itself does not cause pain. But if cancer spreads to other organs, spreads to bones, or causes intestinal blockage or obstructi... Read More
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Usually not: Early stages of colon cancer often have no symptoms. Colon cancer has long developmental stages starting out as polyps and can take yrs to develop, he... Read More
Dr. James Gulley
Hematology and Oncology 27 years experience
It depends: It doesn't usually hurt until the cancer has become large and blocking passage of colon contents or is pushing on something or has spread. Usually it ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Early detection!: The best thing that improves the chances of curing colon cancer is early detection. So preventive health care and screening are key. All adults should... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
Polyps.: Polyps (adenomas) are small, benign masses that can form within the colon. The life cycle of the mucus membranes of the colon becomes disrupted, eithe... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
MD: Colon cancer would be uncommon at your age but i suggest you talk to your family doctor to see if there is any reason (family history or personal hist... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prashant Sinha
General Surgery 20 years experience
Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are the way colon cancer cells usually escape the colon. It can grow through the colon into the surroundings. Finally it can move from lym... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Can be: The fastest-growers are the ones that follow genetic pathways associated with the lynch loci. They may not even be preceded by a polyp -- colonoscopy ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Genes: Most colon cancers are not inherited. However, there is a subset which is associated with inherited genetic abnormalities such as hereditary polyposis... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Colonoscopy: The best way to detect and definatively diagnosis colon cancer is with a colonoscopy.
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