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how to determine if you have a colon cancer

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor: You cannot tell yourself unless you are seeing a change in your bowel habits or rectal bleeding. Needs a physical exam with a doctor & possibly may ne ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
They can to a degree: A commercial stool test is available to identify early colon cancer. The test is pricey & not absolutely accurate, nor is any test designed to find co ... Read More
Dr. Rafael Lugo
28 years experience General Surgery
It is complicated: It is not that straight forward. You can not just look at stool and decide that a pt ha cancer. There are now a days dna tests and other tests that ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
See below: Colon cancer stage depends on how deep the cancer invades through the intestinal layers, if the cancer spread to lymph nodes, or if the cancer spread ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Biopsy: Colon cancer is diagnosed by a biopsy sample during colonoscopy. Pathology helps determined the stage after surgical removal of the cancer. Ranges fro ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hernani Cualing
30 years experience Pathology
Kras braf tests are: Molecular testing of colon mets tissue for gene mutations of those two loci predict patients who will or will not respond to precision anti tumor (epi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Begin at 50.: Due to the high prevalence of colon cancer in the US, screening is advised for everyone beginning at age 50; if one has a strong family history of co ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Means cancer ofcolon: What else do you want to know?
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience 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 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
37 years experience 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 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mckinney
19 years experience 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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