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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
36 years experience General Surgery
diagnose metastasis: Pet scanning is used for staging of a variety of cancers. Lesions seen on plain scans can be shown to be biologically active of pet scan this then su ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
PET scans: Seek regions that consume a lot of "fuel" and the more uptake, the higher the suv. Colorectal cancer usually is measured by exam, endoscopy (+/- u/s) ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Colon ca: Sorry to hear that. The most important now is to find the stage of disease as treatment will depend on the stage of the cancer and also the type. See ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Surgical oncologist: Go to a surgeon who treats a lot of colorectal cancer - a surgical oncologist, colorectal surgeon, or an experienced general surgeon. Surgery is almo ... Read More
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
38 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colorectal surgeon: I advise having him seen by a colorectal surgeon, who is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancers. He or she will also take a fam ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Enough/a great many.: The incidence of this cancer goes up greatly after age 50. This is why colonoscopy is recommended for anyone over age 50 as a guideline. Both men an ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Getting better: 150, 000 people develop colon cancer annually and 50-60, 000 people will die from this. There is considerable personal cost because of medical and sur ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Numerous: Diet high in red meat, processed and smoked foods, alcohol, smoking, family history colon cancer or polyps, personal history of polyps, colon cancer ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Vancouver Hospital: Call Vancouver Hospital and ask for referral help. Okay to ask for your regular doctor for a referral to an oncologist. Consider contacting your local ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
No: Most early colon cancers have a very high success rate of long term survival rate. More advanced cancers that spread to other sites do not have the s ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
23 years experience Pathology
Adenocarcinoma: Colorectal cancer is usually adenocarcinoma that developed from a underlying polyp. For details on staging visit http://www.Cap.Org/apps/cap.Portal?_n ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Everyone, most >50: Most people are considered "average risk" for colorectal cancer, and should begin screening @ 50, typically with a colonoscopy. Some people at increas ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
16 years experience Radiation Oncology
Can save your life: According to the cdc, the number of people dying from colorectal cancer is declining by about 3% a year. About half of the lives saved are thought to ... Read More
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