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is it normal to have cancer elsewhere in the body after finding colorectal cancer

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It can spread: The common sites of metastases(spread of cancer) are to liver and lungs. Sometimes it recurs in the abdominal cavity causing bowel obstruction or asci ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Rodger Sleven
48 years experience Gastroenterology
There : There is a genetic component to risk of colorectal cancer; but only 1 out of 6 or 7 people with these cancers have a family history so there is much m ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: YES if you are in high risk group like familial polyposis , genetic disposition etc. Some physicians routinely will do in an annual check relative ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
CT scans NOT diagno: CT scans of the abdomen, no matter how "well" they are performed, are NOT diagnostic of colon cancer. Only a (colonoscopic) biopsy & (surgical) st ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Colostomy: With a colostomy the feces enter the bag and do not reenter the body. If the rectum is preserved there may be some rectal discharge of feces as well. ... Read More
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Dr. Virgilio George
14 years experience General Surgery
You : You have to know what part of teh colon its going to take out. Its the rigth side will be almost normal may have alittle od los bowel in the firts 3 m ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience 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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
CRC: It is cancer of the large intestine (which includes the colon and the rectum, the part labeled #5 in the illustration). It is the third most common ca ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Hosfield
17 years experience Pathology
Yes: Yes, colorectal carcinoma is a malignant diagnosis and should be viewed as "serious". However, the prognosis varies depending on the type of carcinom ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Colonoscopy, imaging: And biopsy. A lesion may be detected on colonscopy or barium enema or the more recent ct scans. The lesion is biopsied and the tissue examined by a ... Read More

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