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A 23-year-old male asked:

What are some symptoms of intestinal and colon cancer?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Deborah Josefson
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
See,below: Iron deficiency anemia, weight loss, change of bowel habits, constipation , unexplained weight loss.
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Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Colon cancer: Some of the symptoms are fatigue from blood loss and anemia, constipation if tumor advanced and causing obstruction, loss of appetite, weight loss, unexplained deep venous clots. These are some symptoms, it does not mean this all going to happen.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between a colon cancer and intestinal cancer?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
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 intestinal cancer is quite rare, so i suppose that most "intestinal" cancers would be located in the colon statistically.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Large intestinal cancer. Is that colon cancer?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: The large intestine and the colon are words to describe the same anatomic structure in the abdomen.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between intestinal cancer and colon cancer?

2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Dr. Merry Jennifer Markhamanswered
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
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 affects the large intestine only.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

How does colon cancer differ from intestinal cancer?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 17 years experience
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 and rectum, with cancers of the small intestine exceedingly rare. Therefore, intestinal cancer generally refers to colon or rectal cancer, which is more anatomically specific. Adenocarcinoma is the most common type of cancer that occurs.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

How are colon cancer and intestinal cancer different?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Dang
Radiology 15 years experience
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 stomach and the colon. "small intestine cancer" refers to cancer of the small bowels which includes the duodenum, jejunum and ileum. The term "intestinal cancer" may be used loosely to mean "small intestine cancer.".
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Last updated Oct 18, 2018
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