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what is the difference between intestinal cancer and colon cancer

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Specific site: Intestinal cancer can mean any type of cancer affecting any portion of the intestines (from the small intestine to the large intestine). Colon cancer ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Most common: Intestinal cancer is colon cancer or adenocarcinoma of the large intestine. Cancer of the small intestine is quite a bit less common and can be of var ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Depends: A colon cancer is a cancer of the large intestine. An intestinal cancer could be located anywhere in the small or large intestine. But small intestina ... Read More
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Location, Incidence: Colon cancer arises from a site involving the large intestine commonly called the colon (ascending, transverse, descending, sigmoid). Intestinal cance ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
16 years experience Urology
Colon more specific: The intestinal tract is composed of the small intestine, large intestine or colon, and rectum. Virtually all cancers of this system arise in the colon ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Yes: The large intestine and the colon are words to describe the same anatomic structure in the abdomen.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dang
14 years experience Radiology
See below: The colon is part of the gastrointestinal tract. The colon is also referred to as the large intestine. The small intestine is the bowels between the s ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Follow up: Sorry that you are experiencing these symptoms at 23. First of all you need to follow up with the specialist who ordered this exam. We don't just look ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
IBS has no lesion: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or spastic colon is characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits. Inc ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
29 years experience Pathology
Colonoscopy ; biopsy: If you are concerned about possible colon cancer, see a physician. He/she will take a history and perform a physical examination. If you have a conc ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Josefson
28 years experience Internal Medicine
See,below: Iron deficiency anemia, weight loss, change of bowel habits, constipation , unexplained weight loss.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Usually this is a sign that it is a large cancer that has grown over time and is ending up blocking the colon and causing obstruction.

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