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what is the difference between prostate and colon cancer

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
None: Colon cancer grows within the lumen of the bowel until a population of invasive cells spread to serosa and then nodes. It is probably secondary to a ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Exam and other tests: early stage colon cancer I can be detected with colonoscopy. Early stage prostate cancer is found with exam and biopsy. If you are talking about meta ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jekwon Yeh
12 years experience Radiation Oncology
Genetic conditions: There are certain genetic mutations where prostate cancer and colon cancer can manifest at an increased incidence. However most cases of colon cancer ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Both are cancers -- genetically altered cells that have acquired the power to invade and spread. Each has a variety of subtypes, each in turn with it ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
19 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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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
ALOT: Hemorrhoids are normal vascular structures around the anus and lower rectum. Colon cancer is the result of abnormal groth of cancer cells. It should b ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Location: An anal cancer may likely be a different cell type, located more near the skin of the anal opening. It may be treated differently with radiation and c ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rolando Rivera
24 years experience Urology
Urethra worse: Though bladder and urethral cancer may sometimes have same cell origin, occasionally urethral cancer can be of a type that is more aggresive and inva ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Lots!!!: Hemorrhoids don't turn into cancer but often anal lesions are misdiagnosed as hemorrhoids and may be an anal or rectal cancer. In either case it shoul ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Each is dIfferent: Colon cancer is in the colorectal area , adenocarcinoma spreads to abdominal lymph nodes first and more common than anal cancer , develops in anal ca ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Terms: All tumors are growths that result from mutated genes. Cancers are tumors in which the genome has not only mutated but become destabilized, giving t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shelby Terstriep
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Same thing: Breast cancer is cancer arising in the breast tissue. The most common tissue is the breast duct.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Cancer versus benign: Breast cancer is a malignant or cancerous process. "lymph" can mean lymphatic swelling or edema. Or you may mean lymph node which can be a benign fin ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Vasilev
36 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Completely different: Ovarian cancer is cancer of the ovaries, which is usually sporadic or "non-family history" cancer, but can be in about 10-20% of cases. Cervical canc ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Thom
14 years experience Urology
Different tumors: Over 90% of testis tumors are germ cell tumors which are seminoma, non-seminoma or mixed depending on the type of malignant cell. Classic seminoma i ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience Gastroenterology
No: No, women in general have longer colons than men and actually have less colon cancer. There is an association between acromegaly and colon cancer, but ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Location: Location, type of cell and type of treatments are all different. Anal cancer is located in or around the skin of the anus and is usually squamous cell ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
15 years experience Family Medicine
Tumor vs cancer: A tumor is an excessive growth of tissue. It can be benign (not dangerous) or malignant (dangerous because it can spread). Cancer is caused by maligna ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Kyle
17 years experience Urology
Yes: Big difference one is cancer one is a cyst -- which could be a cancer but usually not.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
CA & Teratoma: Teratoma is a tumor with more than one tissue or organ in it that are all normal, like teeth and hair. Tumor is just a mass or lump. CA is made up of ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Pathology: Hernia is benign happened secondary to abdominal muscle weakness while testicular cancer is malignant growth.
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