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Angiodysplastic Lesions Of The Colon
My fathers colon cancer spread to the liver with several lesions on the liver. He now has larger lesions with one measuring 9.6 CM x8.5 cm. Prognosi?
Person is 91yrs old has colon cancer, took 6wks of chemo and dr said no more. What do we expect and what symptoms will she have she has colon cancer and lesions on her liver as well as having cancer in the uretha when she finished her 6wks of chemo she
Palliative care: We're working to improve palliative care for patient. S early palliative supportive care has shown greater quality of life. Patients with less aggresive care (chemo) at the end-of life have shown to survive 2-3 months longer. Palliative care is not end-of life. It's focused on comfort, pain control, support and a better transition to end-of-life. Most patients prefert to pass at home and not alone. ...Read more
A doctor at the emergency room found 3 Applecore lesions on my colon and said I may have cancer. They have done 2 colonoscopies since but have still not found the cause. I'm in so much pain I haven't been able to work and can barely take care of my daught
Had a large colon polyp removed and oral surgeon found radiopaque lesions in parotid glands. Related?
I have 6cm area of colon identified as possible mass on CT w contrast, and innumerable low density liver lesions. Is it possible the lesions are mets?
My mom has colon ca and based on MRI w/ contrast told she had 4 mets lesions in liver and 1 in pancreas. Pet scan then came clear. Is pet ever wrong?
PET better: PET when performed with CAT is extremely accurate since the CAT scan identifies areas on MRI but will light up when a shadow on the scan is truly malignant. Lesions in the liver can be benign such as hemangiomas and a metastatic focus in pancreas is very rare. I would repeat the MRI in 4 months to see if there is progression. At the same time the best approach is removing the primary ...Read more
My mum, 67, was diagnosed with colon cancer with liver metastases, lesions in lungs and kidneys. Starting folfox tomorrow?? Life expectancy?
Need to assess for Kras and Nras mutation IF she is wild type she should receive FOLFIRI and Erbitux
If she has mutation the treatment of choice FOLFOX and Avastin
Life expex 22 – 26 months... If responsive disease can be extended with other agents and survival can extend several years.
New agents add to OS sequencing of therapy is important to extend Overal survival ...Read more
Crazy: Dr nguyen and heller are quite correct. The state of texas prosecuted practitioners of colonic cleansing because the procedure was ineffective and dangerous. This is outlawed in texas now. Patients were killed by perforation of the colon by inexperienced practitioners. This is a practice without scientific basis, in a word — quackery. ...Read more
Many and varied: Depending on the problem, signs can include nausea and vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, bleeding from the rectum, abdominal cramping, weight loss or gain or no symptoms at all. If you suspect some sort of problem with your colon, see your doc right away for an examination and evaluation. ...Read more
Not necessary: The desire to clean the colon relates to ancient medical theories about internal toxicity derived from the colon. The colon, thank you, is fully capable of taking care of itself and needs no cleansing. You can pay a great deal of money to alternate practitioners for colon cleansing but this is money badly spent. If you think you have medical problems, see your family doctor. ...Read more
No: There is no need for and no benefit of doing colon cleansings. Your colon cleanses itself by having bowel movements. There is no buildup of toxins anywhere in the colon. Colon cleansings are unnecessary and can be unhealthy. Stick with a high-fiber diet for good colon health! Good luck. ...Read more
Not a fan: I am not a fan of these techniques. Your colon is made to handle a high bacterial load and eliminate wastes. Proper nutrition and a high fiber diet with good hydration help it to work better in doing this. Aggressive cleanses can upset electrolyte balance and lead to colon irritation as well as upset normal bacterial flora (and lead to things like c-difficile colitis). ...Read more
It means that ...: The walls of your colon (the last part of your bowel — usually goes around the outer part of the abdomen) has a thick wall. Remember this a tube... Thickening makes the inside smaller. Infection, inflammation and even cancer can cause it. It is usually seen on ct, MRI or even colonoscopy. You should have you doctor narrow the possibility list. ...Read more
Large intestine: The colon (large intestine, large bowel) removes water, salt, and some nutrients forming stool. Muscles line the colon's walls, squeezing its contents along. Billions of bacteria coat the colon and its contents, living in a healthy balance with the body. Ref: http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/picture-of-the-colon#1 ...Read more
About 250-350 gm: At autopsy, especially in people who have been very sick and not eaten, it's not uncommon to feel an empty colon. We usually do not weigh it, but this is my recollection, allowing for the usual amount of fat in the appendices epiploica but removing the mesentary at its junction. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: The colon cleanses itself. Folks who run enema parlors or sell bogus "purges" will show you "toxic bowel settlement" and so forth that supposedly only their stuff can remove. It is totally fake. Nothing will keep your colon health as much as drinking enough water, getting good physical exercise, and eating sensibly. Best wishes. ...Read more