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malignant neoplasm of sigmoid colon

A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not sure: What is your question. Lymph node status can only be detected possibly with ct or pet scan and surgical specimen removal, that is, after colon &/or re ... Read More
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Please See Surgeon: The rx of ca of the rectum is dependent upon the stage and precise location of the tumor. It sounds like your husband underwent an endorectal ultrasou ... Read More
Dr. Scott Moon
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Team approach: It would be a good idea to see a multidisciplinary team of doctors (surgeon, radiation oncologist and medical oncologist) before finalizing a treatmen ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends: Risk can depend family history of polyps, cancer, number, size, and cell type of polyps, presence or absence of inflammatory bowel disease. If present ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Not enough info: Depends on the type of polyp. What is the pathology of the polyps?
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Reactive lymph nodes: are benign lymph nodes that are responding to inflammation or other insults
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: The biopsy results will clarify it.
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A female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
25 years experience Wound care
Not necessarily but : Other things can cause a mass on the colon but the one we worry about is cancer. Get a scope as soon as possible to rule that out or intervene shoul ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
No, not common: Bowel obstruction can occur due to post op adhesions(uncommon) or tumor left behind(this will happen if the cancer was advanced/late stage. Your docto ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
What's the mass?: If you have a mass of any sort, your physician has a duty to tell you what it is. If the imaging specialist can't say for certain, a biopsy is in orde ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Low risk : It is not feasible to exclude cancer from the data you provided, but it is unlikely. You should discuss it with your doctor.
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A 83-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Here are 2 options: Surgery can be done on 85 year olds depending on their cardio-pulmonary reserve. If his heart failure is well controlled and his Ejection fraction is ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Rectal cancer: Most malignant neoplasms of the rectum are adenocarcinoma. This is very similar to colon cancer. There are a few different types of rectal cancer su ... Read More

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