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What is the best treatment for colon cancer?

What is the best treatment for colon cancer?

Surgery+/-ChemoRx: The cornerstone of therapy is surgical resection of the part of the colon. The stage of the cancer is dependent upon the surgical findings (depth of cancer, lymph node evaluation), which will guide the decision regarding chemotherapy. Very rarely, radiation therapy will be recommended for more advanced colon cancers. ...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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How can I best take care of colon cancer stage 4?

How can I best take care of colon cancer stage 4?

Varies: There are many options - mostly chemo but also surgical ( if isolated liver or lung met) and interventional radiology. Chemo has many tiers as well. This is best discussed with ur oncologist. It's not a bad idea to get a second opioion. ...Read more

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What is the best food to eat if you have colon cancer?

What is the best food to eat if you have colon cancer?

Clean and cooked: During cancer therapy it is best to have clean, well prepared foods especially cooked veggies and meats to reduce infection risk. A diet rich in fiber, veggies and low in fat snd red meats is preferred. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent getting colon cancer?

What are the best ways to prevent getting colon cancer?

Be healthy!: Studies have shown all the other things that are good for us are also good at preventing colon ca. Daily exercise, maintaining an appropriate weight and a diet rich in leafy greens and vegetables, having regular bm's are all very helpful. For high risk people (family history, certain diseases) daily low dose aspirin/nsaid's are also helpful in large studies that have looked at many other factors. ...Read more

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What to do if I have stage four metastatic colon cancer. What are the best foods for me to eat ?

Eat healthy, ask you: Ask your oncologist. There is no special diet once you already have cancer as it is a matter of keeping your weight at normal level. It does not matter much as to what you eat after cancer has already developed. ...Read more

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What is the best natural treatment for colon cancer?

What is the best natural treatment for colon cancer?

See your doctor: There are no natural treatments for colon cancer which are proven beneficial. Cure rates with surgery (and chemotherapy or radiation as needed) are very good except in advanced disease. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best treatment for colon cancer stage 4?

Please help! what is the best treatment for colon cancer stage 4?

Mostly chemo: Plus or minus avastin, (bevacizumab) but not with curative intent. Occasionally a patient may have an isolated metastasis than can be removed surgically and then get chemo. Those patients have better odds. ...Read more

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What are sure signs that I should get a colon cancer screening. IM only 20 and I've got no insurance so you're my best bet. ?

What are sure signs that I should get a colon cancer screening. IM only 20 and I've got no insurance so you're my best bet. ?

Maybe not needed.: At your young age, the only indication for a colonoscopy as a screening modality would be the presence of a strong family history of colon cancer, one that would suggest a familial predisposition to colon cancer. ...Read more

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Colon cancer pt. surgery done . Aortocaval node contains a met. Is this dangerous ? Can it cause issues ? What best treatment for it ?

Colon cancer pt. surgery done . Aortocaval node contains a met. Is this dangerous ? Can it cause issues ? What best treatment for it ?

If + is stage 4: With nodal disease a PET scan essential to RO other lesions. If solitary and hasnt responded to chemo then surgical reesection is important because of growth and invasion of aorta. We have resected portions of aora for such lesions. Newer therapy after chemo include mAbs like Neo 102 on FDA study.for chemo failure colon CA ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with IBS, but I'm concerned about colon cancer which seems to have similar symptoms. What's the best way to distinguish the symptoms, and particularly the type of pain?

I have been diagnosed with IBS, but I'm concerned about colon cancer which seems to have similar symptoms. What's the best way to distinguish the symptoms, and particularly the type of pain?

See answer: FIRST OFF, IF YOU ARE IN YOUR 20'S OR 30'S COLON CA IS UNCOMMON. The incidence increases with age. Colon cancer has NO symptoms in it's early phase. Cancer of the right colon presents with anemia, changes in BM or pain are a very late sign. Cancer of left colon may cause rectal bleeding and/or anemia and eventually a change in BM. see> http://bit.ly/1JhGenE and http://bit.ly/1VlC078 ...Read more

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Can colon cancer is it bad if a aortocaval node contains a met ? The primary colon tumor is removed already . What is best treatment here ?

Can colon cancer is it bad if a aortocaval node contains a met ? The primary colon tumor is removed already . What is best treatment here ?

Mets are bad: Metastasis of any kind are a bad sign, because it indicates that the disease has spread. Metastatic disease may be treated with radiation or chemotherapy, but this will depend on specific patient factors. Solitary metastasis to the lungs or liver are sometimes removed surgically, but aortocaval nodes are probably too risky. ...Read more

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If one is breastfeeding and can not undergo a colonoscopy, what would be the best (and easiest) test to undergo to rule out symptomatic colon cancer.

If one is breastfeeding and can not undergo a colonoscopy, what would be the best (and easiest) test to undergo to rule out symptomatic colon cancer.

Pump?: If the concerns for colon cancer are so great as to warrant an intervention such as a colonoscopy, perhaps you could use formula or pre-pumped breast milk during the period of time you are unable to breast feed. ...Read more

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After having surgery for colon cancer, how do I best handle short bowel syndrome symptoms?

After having surgery for colon cancer, how do I best handle short bowel syndrome symptoms?

Please clarify: Short bowel syndrome results from removal of a significant portion of the small intestine, which is responsible for nutrient absorption. Symptoms include diarrhea, fatigue, and weight loss. The colon is responsible for water absorption, therefore, removal of a large portion of the colon may increase the frequency of bowel movements, but will not cause profound nutritional deficiencies. ...Read more

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What is the best hospital or medical center in the us for colon cancer treatment and surgeries and how do these medical centers rank worldwide?

What is the best hospital or medical center in the us for colon cancer treatment and surgeries and how do these medical centers rank worldwide?

Many choices : There are many excellent centers for colon cancer surgery in the us. Top hospitals include johns hopkins, mskcc, university of pennsylvania, baylor, ochsner institute, ucsf, mayo clinic, cleveland clinic and many others. Consult us news & world report online to find a highly ranked center near you. ...Read more

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If there is a met in a aortocaval node and 1 liver met for a colon cancer pt(primary already removed) wats best treatment and is this curable ?

If there is a met in a aortocaval node and 1 liver met for a colon cancer pt(primary already removed) wats best treatment and is this curable ?

Yes: Both lesions must be completely resected. This should be followed by chemo such as FOLFOX. One can also send the tumor for chemosensitiation studies which can reveal the be therapeutic approach. Newer immunochemotherapy trials are now approved for recurrent tumor such as this but in a situation where chemo has failed. ...Read more

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What would be best chemo / treatment after irinotecan n Xeloda (capecitabine) failed for colon cancer with mets?

What would be best chemo / treatment after irinotecan n Xeloda (capecitabine) failed for colon cancer with mets?

Difficult to answer.: recommended chemotherapy regimens change regularly depending on the results of studies. Your oncologist should keep on top of those studies and will be able to recommend the next approved therapy or any experimental trials which may be available. I would talk further with your oncologist before making any plans. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mom's having colon cancer surg.& 1 doc wants to prep with mag. Citrate & the other just clear liquids the day before. It's a right hemi. What's best?

Mom's having colon cancer surg.& 1 doc wants to prep with mag. Citrate & the other just clear liquids the day before. It's a right hemi. What's best?

Trust your surgeon: What ever your surgeon prefer is best for you. Trust your surgeon otherwise get a surgeon you can trust. ...Read more

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What is colon cancer?

Cancer of the colon: Cancer that forms in the tissues of the colon (the longest part of the large intestine). Most colon cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). There are estimated 103, 170 (colon); 40, 290 (rectal) new cases and 51, 690 (colon and rectal combined) deaths from colon cancer in us in 2012. Screening with colonoscopy started at age of 50. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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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


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Colonic (Definition)

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