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is a palpable lump in the side a known symptom of colon cancer

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Maybe: If you have noted a lump that was not there before or has increased in size, get it properly evaluated. It may be colon cancer or any other intrabdomi ... Read More
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Dr. Wayne Wolf
20 years experience General Surgery
Not usually: It takes a large colon mass in a thin person to be felt through the abdominal muscles. More likely would be a hernia or benign fatty tumor. Recommend ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tyson
27 years experience Addiction Medicine
Unlikely but see dr: Difficult to say likelihood without more history, but for a tumor to be palpable through the abdomen it usually would have to be fairly large, and lik ... Read More
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Dr. Shuyuan Xiao
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Go see your doctor: It could be many things. Someone has to look at it and perform some tests.
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Dr. Binu Nair answered
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Must get biopsy : Must get biopsy to see what it is, see your oncologist to decide about this.
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Probably unrelated: Chemo post surgery without evidence of metastatic disease is adjuvant with goal of preventing recurrence. When latter happens it most often is seen ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Need endoscopy: March is colorectal cancer awareness month, early stages colon cancer is curable. If you think you feel lump in the rectum, you should have good exami ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Please explain: I think both I and some of my friends have tried to reassure you, but the "bottom line" is that if you're having symptoms here that have lasted two we ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Not necessarily : Usually there is no lump associated with colon cancer unless it is advanced. It sounds like your worried however, and should definitely see your prima ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
36 years experience Pediatrics
Black stool: Blood in the stool, if not fresh, tends to look dark, black, and tests positive with hematest reagent. Colon cancer is a much more involved diagnosis ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
35 years experience General Surgery
Need more info: Although it can happen, spread of a colon cancer to the ovary after her resection seems unlikely. Follow up with the cancer specialists and ob/gyn. T ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctors can examine: A high school student with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the foo ... Read More
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Dr. John Lipman
36 years experience Radiology
Possibly & Yes: These are 2 different scenarios. Screening is performed in asymptomatic patients. You can screen for colon cancer with a special type of ct scan calle ... Read More
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