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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Means cancer ofcolon: What else do you want to know?
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Your question?: You may want to rephrase your question so that you can have a better answer.
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Dr. Thomas Heston
29 years experience Family Medicine
Cancer of the colon: Colon cancer (cancer of the colon) is a common cause of death due to cancer. Screening for colon cancer can help catch it early, while a cure is still ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience 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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Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Cancer of the colon: Cancer that forms in the tissues of the colon (the longest part of the large intestine). Most colon cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in ... Read More
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Dr. Kyle Cologne
13 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Cancer: Colon cancer mostly arises from cells lining the large intestine. In most cases, they go through a series of changes (and start off as a polyp). With ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
37 years experience Radiology
Abnormal growth: Colon cancer is an abnormal growth of cells that line the inside part of the wall of the large intestine(colon).
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Cancers: Cancers are abnormal, rapidly growing cells that do not know when to stop growing. These abnormal cells can damage local tissues, can attach to nearby ... Read More
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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mckinney
19 years experience 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 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience 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 member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
37 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
36 years experience 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 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Stone
12 years experience General Surgery
Not enough info: Colon cancer can present with or without symptoms. Common symptoms include change in stool caliber/consistency, rectal bleeding or blood with bm, abd ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
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

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