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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 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
36 years experience in 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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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 member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience in 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 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 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Stone
11 years experience in 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience in 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prashant Sinha
18 years experience in General Surgery
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
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