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Are there any alternatives to chemotherapy treatment for metastic colon cancer?

Are there any alternatives to chemotherapy treatment for metastic colon cancer?

Yes: While chemo like FOLFOX is transiently effective, more immunotherapeutic agents are showing good responses. Avastin (bevacizumab) a vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor and Erbitux effecting epidermal growth factor 1 are working well as is the newer Neo-102 against the immunogenic protein. Chemo in conjuction with the biologics (immunochemo) is the best combo. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Intractable constipation, not colonic inertia. Non-medication treatment options?

Intractable constipation, not colonic inertia. Non-medication treatment options?

Fiber,fiber,and more: Fiber as well as adequate daily hydration.Have you been evaluated by a board certified gastroenterologist?If not, do so.There may be more to the story , of which, you are yet unaware. ...Read more

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RLQ pain for 4wks.I had xray in ER it showed stool in RLQ. Colonic Inertia? Why would stool build there. dr. was not worried. She said just go to GI.

RLQ pain for 4wks.I had xray in ER it showed stool in RLQ. Colonic Inertia?  Why would stool build there. dr. was not worried. She said just go to GI.

Normal: Its completely normal to see stool in the RLQ. It doesn't mean it is built up in that location, more likely passing through. Constipation may or may not be contributing to pain, but the role of the ER is to rule out potential emergent causes. Now you need to follow up with your regular doctor (or GI) to assess for less emergent causes. ...Read more

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I have had RLQ pain for 4 wks I had a x-ray today it showed stool in RLQ. Colonic Inertia? Should i worry. Why would stool there cause me pain? :(

I have had RLQ pain for 4 wks I had a x-ray today it showed stool in RLQ.  Colonic Inertia? Should i worry. Why would stool there cause me pain? :(

Common things...: I often recommend a daily regimen of a fiber laxative such as Benefiber (R) taken twice daily with a cathartic such as Miralax (polyethylene glycol) (R) taken at bedtime on the days that the person hasn't had a bowel movement. This has to be started AFTER doing a bowel cleanse such as might be done prior to a colonoscopy. If constipation is a chronic issue, despite the above, then a colonoscopy might be appropriate. ...Read more

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Have Ehlers Danlos, Gastroparesis and colonic Inertia. Ulcers in mouth and throat, bloody stool,post refeeding Synd. Is this part of gut dysmotility??

Have Ehlers Danlos, Gastroparesis and colonic Inertia. Ulcers in mouth and throat, bloody stool,post refeeding Synd. Is this part of gut dysmotility??

Complex problem: You have a group of symptoms that can be very serious to your health and well being. You need to see a very good GI doctor to help you make a correct diagnosis and give you effective treatment ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for colonic malignancy?

What are your treatment options for colonic malignancy?

Surgical resection: Colonic carcinomas cause problems because they arise in lumen of the bowel and as they grow tend to obstruct, and in distal colon, where fecal material is solidified, bleeding will occur. This all in advance of metastasis which is also why early resection important. In older patients with large mass radiation and chemotherapy can be given. Obstructed distal lesions can betreated with stent. ...Read more

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What is colon hydrotherapy treatment?

What is colon hydrotherapy treatment?

Stay away from enema: Sounds like someone want to flush out the colon using water. This,is,also,called an enema. I do not believe this is helpful and frown on my patients using coffee or lemon water cleanses, due to,the dangers of injury to bowel,tissue. If your bowel function is not producing BMs every day or every other day, see your doc to get on a diet or activity regimen to,fix,this. Resist the cleanses. ...Read more

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And what is the best treatment for colon polyp?

Removal: Colon polyps are precancerous...So they must be removed which can be done easily through a procedure called colonoscopy and polypectomy. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for irritable colon?

What is the best treatment for irritable colon?

Irritable bowel: Irritable bowel syndrome responds to diet. Limit foods that may make diarrhea worse, including caffeine, alcohol, milk products (assoc lactose intolerance), foods high in sugar, fatty foods, gas-producing foods (such as beans, cabbage, and broccoli), and the artificial sweeteners sorbitol and xylitol (often used in sugarless gum and sugarless candy).To reduce constipation, add fiber to your diet, . ...Read more

Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more


Dr. Michael Rothman
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