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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience in Pathology
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
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience in Family Medicine
No but have risk: Polyps in the colon are just growths and are common in everyone. Most polyps are not cancer, but to know for sure, they should be removed and examined ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Means cancer ofcolon: What else do you want to know?
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
See below: Colon cancer usually develops from a polyp which is an abnormal growth of abnormal cells ultimately leading to colon cancer with or without spread to ... Read More
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A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mckinney
18 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
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
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
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
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
21 years experience in Internal Medicine
Colon cancer: Colonoscopy prevents colon cancer hence it is recommended as screening test at age 50 for people with average risk and age 40 if there is family histo ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Yes. Many people are cured with colon cancer. If found early surgery alone may be curable. If more advanced (eg, lymph node involvement or metastatic ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: The large intestine and the colon are words to describe the same anatomic structure in the abdomen.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience in Gastroenterology
Colitis cancer link: Ulcerative colitis can transform to colon cancer. Chronic inflammation can lead to dysplasia. Dysplasia can lead to colon cancer.
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A 86-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience in Pathology
No: Chrmotherapy is used for cancers that have spread beyond the wall of the intestine and into the nodes. For tumors that are confined to the wall of the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Heredity & diet: The cause is not known in most cases. In a small number the cause is clearly heredity, e.g., apc and hnpcc. In the garden variety colon cancer, a di ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Dehydration Ca Colon: Hello Kanabar T, YES it can but only as part of the process of succumbing from it, since Stage 4 means it is spread throughout the body. This would be ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Colon cancer: Nobody know for sure. However, recent studies showed genetic mutations in tumor suppressor gene such as apc can be detected in majority of sporadic co ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Location: Cancers that arise from the epithelium of the large intestine are similar in most ways whether they are in the colon or rectum. Discussions of "colon ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience in General Surgery
Not really: Not really the size of the polyp does not determined if it is cancer or not of course large polyp can do more damage and depend on location can cause ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Not always.: Although change in bowel habits is a strong indicator of colon cancer, it can signify other things as well, like irritable bowel syndrome, or gallblad ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Possible: But less than 20% survive 5 years. Depends on where the metastases are and how numerous and size. Solitary liver mets without evidence elsewhere in th ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Rarely.: Some hereditary mutations may increase the risk of both breast and colon cancer. Nevertheless, the majority of all breast and colon cancers are not h ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in General Surgery
No: Constipation does not cause colon cancer. Hope this helps!
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience in Pathology
Not usually: Fever is often a symptom of certain cancers, such as lymphomas, but not often of carcinomas. It is possible, however. More often, depressed immunity ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Colon cancer: Yes. For example finding colon polyps while they are still benign and removing them can prevent the polyp from turning to cancer. A healthy life sty ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski
28 years experience in General Surgery
Bag is rarely needed: Colostomy( external bag ) is rarely needed for elective cancer surgery. It is more frequently used if the cancer is located very close to the anus, Al ... Read More
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