A 41-year-old member asked:
Mom is caregiver for elders in the family. now she has a problem. what does it mean to have ileal cancer?
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General Surgery 24 years experience
Ileal cancer: Ileum is part of the small intestine. It connects the small bowel to the colon. A mass inside that bowel will require surgery to remove. Prognosis depends on what kind of growth it is and where it is in the bowel wall.
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General Surgery 19 years experience
Small bowel cancer: The ileum is what we call the second half of the small bowel- cancer here is rare and unfortunately aggressive. Typically treated with resection and chemotherapy depending on lymph node status and the presence of disease at distant sites (metastasis). Best treated at a cancer center with accreditation by the american college of surgery and/ or the national cancer institute.
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Last updated Feb 28, 2014
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