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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
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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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
The non drug treatments for Colorectal cancer include:: Chemoradiation, Chemotherapy, Radiation therapy, Stenting, Surgery.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Helps: Xeloda, (capecitabine) is an orally-administered chemotherapeutic agent used in the treatment of numerous cancers including colorectal Ca. Capecita ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
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
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
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
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience in Pathology
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Depends: Growth rate can depend on several factors. Here is a good review on colorectal cancer http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/colorectal-cancer.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
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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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience in Gastroenterology
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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