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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes, if early enuf: Like other cancers, rectal cancer has better prognosis (outlook) if diagnosed and treated at an earlier, rather than later stage. Very early cancers ... Read More
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: If small it can be directly resected. If larger and on imaging not spread to other organ then preoperative chemo and radiation followed by surgery ca ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Having a first degree family member with colon or rectal cancer increases your likelihood of colon cancer too. This is even more pronounced if that p ... Read More
Dr. Carolyn Messere
21 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
It can be: 30% of colorectal cancers are hereditary. This means if you have a first degree (mother, father, brother, sister) relative with rectal cancer, you are ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Brewer
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
It can be: Cancer is where a cell literally becomes immortal and does not die but can still replicate itself. Genetic mutations cause this. Most genetic mutati ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Grading: Grading depends on microscopic picture of cancer. Lower the grade like grade 1 better the prognosis. But grading is not the only thing determine progn ... Read More
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Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Well Differentiated: Generally, a lower grade cancer (grade i) means the cancer will likely behave less aggressively.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Colonoscopy: An endoscopic procedure such as proctoscopy, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy is usually necessary to make the diagnosis.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Bleeding,: Theso first sign of rectal ca is bleeding as solid feca; , material passes. As lesion gets larger increasing constipation and then pain noted.
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Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Very uncommon: The earliest I have seen colon cancer is age 17. Unfortunately it occurs but extremely rare, mean extremely rare. Family history plays a big role. ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Rectal & endoscopy: Rectal cancer is tested for like colonic cancer. However, many rectal cancers may be diagnosed by a digital rectal examination and proctoscopy.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Bleeding and others: Rectal bleeding, weight loss, change in bowel habits, and anemia are the most common. Unfortunatley many are asymptomatic until the tumor is large.
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Dr. Donald Kim
35 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Relatively, yes: Colon and rectal cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in the United States. It is the 2nd leading cause of cancer related deaths. Estimates for 2012 a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Varies: Rectal cancer is similar to colon cancer except that it is in the lower end of the colon. There may be no symptoms in early cases. Depending on the ... Read More

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