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Can aspirin treat bowel cancer?

Can aspirin treat bowel cancer?

Prevention: No -- for primary treatment. Aspirin and drugs called cox-2 inhibitors (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs = nsaids) are being used and researched for the prevention of colon polyps and cancer in high risk by family history patients. They are also being used in clinical trials for secondary prevention after colon cancer treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can an aspirin a day help prevent colon cancer?

Can an aspirin a day help prevent colon cancer?

Possibly: A recent study (burn et al 2011, lancet) suggests that an Aspirin a day reduces cancer risk in carriers of hereditary colorectal cancer. Further studies need to be completed to evaluate an Aspirin regimen for risk reduction of sporadic (non-inherited) colon cancers. ...Read more

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Is bowel cancer hereditary?

Is bowel cancer hereditary?

Bowel Cancer: Bowel cancer can be associated with a hereditary disease - familial adenomatous polyposis - an, in addition, there are families in which bowel cancer runs, striking members at an earlier age than the usual 50+ onset. If there is colo rectal cancer in your family, it is best to undergo a simple screening test at your age, even though you are below the age when colorectal cancer usually strikes. ...Read more

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What are the earliest symptoms of bowel cancer?

What are the earliest symptoms of bowel cancer?

None: Early colon (bowel) cancer will have no symptoms. Microscopic invisible blood in the bowel movements can be tested for with a doctor's visit. Colonoscopy can find early colon cancers. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of bowel cancer?

Could you tell me what are signs of bowel cancer?

Bowel issues: Depending upon where in the colon or bowler the cancer arises and how advancednitnis it can cause different sympts or none at all. This screening is very important with routine stool exams for blood and colonoscopies once 50yo in non high risk patients. Bright red blood can mean a lower colon or bowel problem, dark blood or stool can b due to upper colon or stomach issue. Pain/change in stool. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for bowel cancer?

Is there a cure for bowel cancer?

Depends: Curing cancer of the intestinal tract depends on the type of cancer and the stage of cancer at diagnosis. Most early stage cancers of the intestine can be cured with surgical removal of the tumor with low recurrence rates. ...Read more

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Is bowel cancer genetic?

Is bowel cancer genetic?

Sometimes: Some colon cancers are related to inheritable genetic mutations but the majority are not. ...Read more

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Could anal sex cause bowel cancer?

Could anal sex cause bowel cancer?

Not typical.: But certain types of hpv can cause atypical neoplasia, just as they can causes throat cancer! condom use is manadatory-always! ...Read more

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Can thin stools be caused by bowel cancer?

Can thin stools be caused by bowel cancer?

Yes: A change in the stool pattern becoming thin over time can be due to presence of a malignancy. The content of the rt. side of the colon is liquid so that tumors there do not interfere with stool shape. On the left side of the colon near rectum, the stool is solid. A polypoid lesion produces no change but a circumferential lesion narrowing the diameter of the bowel causes thin stools. ...Read more

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Do i need a colostomy bag if i get bowel cancer?

Do i need a colostomy bag if i get bowel cancer?

No: Not in all cases. If it's limited involvement and the surgery is planned, usually don't need a bag. If you get a low-lying rectal cancer, a bag is more likely. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colon Cancer (Definition)

Final few yards of your intestine, between the terminal ileum (small bowell) and rectum. It squeezes water and solidifies waste to stool. It is subject to outpouching (divertics) polyps, and these can become cancers. The cells are abnormal, invade into the muscle and travel ...Read more