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colon cancer vs prostate cancer

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Both are cancers -- genetically altered cells that have acquired the power to invade and spread. Each has a variety of subtypes, each in turn with it ... Read More
Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
Colon and Prostate C: No, each originates from a different place. Colon cancer originates from the inner surface of the colon, the mucosa and prostate cancer originates fr ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
None: Colon cancer grows within the lumen of the bowel until a population of invasive cells spread to serosa and then nodes. It is probably secondary to a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
16 years experience Urology
Varies widely.: Cancer can initially have no symptoms, or generalized symptoms such as weight loss or fatigue. Prostate cancer can present with difficulty urination, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
39 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Exam and other tests: early stage colon cancer I can be detected with colonoscopy. Early stage prostate cancer is found with exam and biopsy. If you are talking about meta ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jekwon Yeh
13 years experience Radiation Oncology
Genetic conditions: There are certain genetic mutations where prostate cancer and colon cancer can manifest at an increased incidence. However most cases of colon cancer ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Lynch Syndrome?: There are now multiple distinct biologic pathways that lead to colon cancer. Depending upon the age of the cancers you described (dad-gi; mom-gyne, br ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Probably not: You have multiple problems and concerns that should be evaluated by your physician. Colon cancer would be very unlikely, but the other problems need t ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not likely: Colon cancer is unlikely at your age, however the bleeding still needs to be evaluated,. It may be as simple as hemorrhoids, but even that can cause a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Wrong statement: Colorectal cancer incidence and mortality for both men and women has been going down since the 80's, partly due to screening colonoscopies that detect ... Read More

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