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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
I assume he: Was un-resectable and received a diverting colostomy. The reamaining rectum with the tumor will cause a discharge that may smell badly. I asssume he h ... Read More

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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
27 years experience Radiation Oncology
Talk to your doctor: Sort to hear of your diagnosis. Survival time would depend on amount of bleeding and extent of metastatic disease. Bleeding can almost always be sto ... Read More
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Dr. Uma Swamy answered
16 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends: It is difficult to speculate how long someone lives without knowing the full details of your disease and factors about yourself. Even if stage iv, tre ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Rectal cancer: There are many factors to consider to determine the prognosis of stage IV rectal cancer. The age at diagnosis, sex, race, grade of the tumor, known me ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Wish you wellness: and to get over it soon, hard to give you an estimate with limited information on this limited platform, staging of your disease would be performed by ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frans frederik Erasmus
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No, I don't think so: There are no human studies as far as I know that proves the efficacy of artemisinin in studies. Stick with the davice and treatment of your oncologist ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Quality of life: If what you are describing is the case, then you cannot expect a cure, but chemo may give you an extra year or two of reasonably good health. Is there ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No it won't: Firstly, wish your father well and cure from his cancer, secondly: herbal meds can very well interact with the many medications that he is on , so bet ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 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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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 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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