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Colon cancer on CT with oral contrast

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Colon CA CT on show?: 41 F Asks: Can you have symptomatic colon cancer for five years without showing on ct scans (oral no iv contrast)? Have had five ct in past 5 years. A ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ct: They are helpful but you need to have a colonosopy if there there is a concern
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
It can, if it is: Large enough, but not necessarily. The best test is colonoscopy. At your age, colon cancer is rare, unless you have ulcerative colitis or positive f ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See below: If the colonoscopy was done properly, you are very unlikely to have colon cancer 20 months after the procedure. For good health - Have a diet rich in ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Right pelvic pain: Have other GI signs ?, nausea /vomiting? diarrhea? blood in stool? Able to eat? May be GI - gallbladder, diverticulum ( meckels- but that is assoc ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Depends: If you mean a regular ct with contrast (and not a virtual colonoscopy), the answer is occasionally. If the cancer is spread, you may see enlarged nod ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience in General Surgery
CT Scan Findings: Ct scan is not the best study to detect colon cancer or ulcers. Although a ct scan may show a large sized colon cancer, the sensitivity of this is gre ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Needs attention: Needs work up. Most of the pancreatic tumors are solid but cysadenoma , cystadeno carcinoma will present as cystic lesions need biopsy of these lesi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not usually: Diverticulosis has quite a different appearance than cancer of the colon and it would be unlikely that the two would be confused by the radiologist if ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
No, not really: Cancer will typically produce a growth which has obvious size and dimensions. Diverticulosis does not produce a mass or lump unless it is inflamed and ... Read More
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