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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Glad they're honest: I'm sorry about your mom. I'm glad you got to be part of one anothers' lives, and that you care for her during her time of sickness. While the cancer ... Read More

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
The non drug treatments for Colorectal cancer include:: Chemoradiation, Chemotherapy, Radiation therapy, Stenting, Surgery.
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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Helps: Xeloda, (capecitabine) is an orally-administered chemotherapeutic agent used in the treatment of numerous cancers including colorectal Ca. Capecita... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
High fiber low fat: A diet rich in fiber and low in fat may reduce the risk of colon cancer. Screening colonoscopy at 40 or even earlier may be warranted with a strong f... Read More
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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Above normal.: A CEA test doesn't always pick up colon cancer, but if someone has had colon cancer, a CEA result that is higher than normal is worrisome. Each lab ha... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 44 years experience
Reason?: Unless you have a family history or other predisposing factor you are probably too young for colorectal cancer. If you recently noticed a change in b... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 16 years experience
Depends: Growth rate can depend on several factors. Here is a good review on colorectal cancer http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/colorectal-cancer.
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Yes, but uncommon: About 150000 new cases of colon/rectal ca in us/yr. 90% are age 50 and up. + family history, especially of early ca increases risk. Longstanding ibd... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
It varies: Colon cancer can strike from the 20s and beyond, but is much more common in people in their 50s to 70s hence the recommendations to not routinely do c... Read More

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