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Bad Prognosis For T3 Rectal Cancer
Completed treatment for rectal cancer. Scans good, last pelvic scan saw scar/atelectasis bottom one lung. Had bad cold when scan was done. What??
Need repeat Xray: Stale tasks should clear over time. That will show on a repeat X-ray after one month ...Read more
Cancer by definition is the growth in size and number in an unregulated manner of a cell line that has developed a mutation. The mutation is passed through the offspring which accumulate more and more mutations. The defining factor is that the cells act immortal as compared to normal cells that have a programmed lifespan. In the rectum this can occur in the cells that ...Read more
T2n0m0 rectal cancer, is recurrent moderate bleeding post-polypectomy & pre-op a sign of residual cancer cells at the site? Does this change tx rec?
No: Bleeding is an expected complication. I it persist ten you should have it looked at. Bleeding does not define your treatment. The surgical path stage define your treatment. Rec eus ultrasound be done to ensure t2 lesion prior to surgery. If T3 or higher conside preop chemo an radiation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, if early enuf: Like other cancers, rectal cancer has better prognosis (outlook) if diagnosed and treated at an earlier, rather than later stage. Very early cancers can be cured with burning the tissue. More advanced will likely need radiation/chemo/surgery in varying combinations and timing. Can be cured, but unfortunately, not always. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: People over age 50 with high-fat, low-fiber diet ("western') are at increased risk for developing polyps which can turn cancerous over time. Alcohol intake may be linked and patients with inflammatory bowel disease are also at a higher risk. Family history can increase the risk in patients too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Rectal cancer, like any cancer needs - 1) diagnosis, 2) staging and prognosis, 3) treatment. Early rectal cancer may be treated by surgery alone. More often a combination of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery are required in a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment. Metastatic rectal cancer may depend more heavily on chemotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be: Cancer is where a cell literally becomes immortal and does not die but can still replicate itself. Genetic mutations cause this. Most genetic mutations that cause cancerous cells happen after we are born, but rarely we can inherit a bad gene. Construct a medical family tree and if colon or rectal cancer affects 2 or more across 2 generations and 1 is less than 50 must talk with doctor ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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