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once symptoms appear chances of surviving colon cancer

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Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Poor: When one finds metastasis to multiple sites from a primary colon cancer the lesion was probably detected late in its development. If the patient is ... Read More

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Staging of wall involved, lymph nodes involved distant metastases involved. Location, stage, response to surgery and therapy can do a good job and ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Schneider
26 years experience General Surgery
DEPENDS: The prognosis for colon cancer does not depend on the length of time that you have had symptoms. It does depend on size and depth of the tumor, if it ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Back
36 years experience Medical Oncology
You need a workup!: Colon cancer is rare indeed at age 22. So you need an evaluation for your poor appetite--many possibilities, would depend on a physical exam and other ... Read More
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Dr. Wendell Goins
41 years experience General Surgery
You are right: Colon cancer is indeed rare in the young and is most common for those over age 50 , therefore that is the time most screening starts. However colon ca ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Talk to oncology: This is a difficult question and is best discussed with your oncologist since they will have more information and be able to counsel you appropriately ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience Internal Medicine
No: The commonest cause of painless rectal bleeding in a young individual is internal hemorrhoids. You should see your pcp who can do proctodscopy and see ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Depends on familial risks of colon cancer and any inherited disorders linked to the possibility of colon cancer such as polyposis conditions. General ... Read More
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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
None at early stage: Early stage of colon cancer has no symptoms at all , that is the reason to have colonascopy, at the age of 50 and on, . Early detection assure ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Colon Cancer: Most colon cancers, at least in the US, are diagnosed via screening when still asymptomatic. When symptomatic, the most common symptoms are rectal ble ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Colon Cancer: Possible Sx's /Signs of colon cancer: Blood in stool, change in feces (loose stool/ constipation/ etc.), abdominal pain, cramps, gas, weight loss, wea ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Some late symptoms: Are rectal bleeding or black stools (melena) depending on location of cancer, abdominal pain, distention, change in bowel habits. But these are late ... Read More

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