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Is bowel cancer hereditary?

Is bowel cancer hereditary?

Somehow yes: There is some genetic predisposition in families with hx. Of colorectal cancer. Diet also plays a rol ( low fiber diet increases cancer). Familiar poliposis increases chances of colon cancer. Colon polyps may degenerate in cancer. Small intestine cancers are rare and difficult to find. In general there are families affected by cancers and families affected by atherosclerosis but both together too. ...Read more

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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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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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Can bowel cancer symptoms come and go?

Can bowel cancer symptoms come and go?

Yes, bleeding: Cramps, pain is intermittent at first. But these are advanced symptoms. For early diagnosis of colon cancer, you need to have colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Does high calprotectin mean bowel cancer?

Does high calprotectin mean bowel cancer?

Sometimes.: Calprotectin is a biochemical test for intestinal inflammation. As such, anything which increases intestinal inflammation, such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, infectious colitis, and bowel cancer can yield positive results. There can also be false positives from certain gastrointestinal medications. If yours is high, you should discuss it with your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Endometriosis or bowel cancer, how to tell?

Endometriosis or bowel cancer, how to tell?

Whether intraluminal: Endometriosis representing implants of endometrial tissue on various structures of the peritoneal cavity enlarge with hormone changes causing symptoms related to where they are present. Bowel cancer is an intraluminal lesion that can be defined if in colon, by colonoscopy and biopsy. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the symptoms of bowel cancer?

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Doctors, what are the symptoms of bowel cancer?

Colon cancer symptom: Typical symptoms/signs from a local colon cancer include bleeding or back stool from bowel, abdominal pain, unexplained iron deficiency anemia, and/or a change in bowel habits. If abdominal distention, and/or nausea and vomiting occur, this may indicate a bowel obstruction or pending obstruction. ...Read more

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Can feacal loading be a symptom of bowel cancer?

Can feacal loading be a symptom of bowel cancer?

Unclear question: What is fecal loading? It is not generally used medical term? For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is bleeding from the butt a sign of bowel cancer?

Is bleeding from the butt a sign of bowel cancer?

Can be: It can be caused by variety of things- including cancer. Nobody knows for sure unless you go to see your doctor and have it checked. One thing is for sure, however, that you would need to have a trip to go to see your gastroenterologist for a GI work-up ( colonoscopy and +/- an endoscopy if warranted. ). ...Read more

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Do bad smelling farts mean you have bowel cancer?

Do bad smelling farts mean you have bowel cancer?

No: Ur probably eating something that us causing that. Bowel cancer tends to cause blockage ( stool gets thinniner and abdomen gets distended) or slow blood loss so that u become tired/fatigued/pale etc. ...Read more

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Help please! is bleeding bowels a symptom of bowel cancer ?

Help please! is bleeding bowels a symptom of bowel cancer ?

Could be: Bleeding could be bright red or stools could be black, depending on site of bleeding. Rectal bleeding is abnormal. It should be investigated. At your age, colon cancer is unlikely unless you have ulcerative colitis or familial polyposis, but you should have it checked out, because there are other causes, some of them serious, that can cause rectal bleeding. ...Read more

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How long could bowel cancer take to progress from stage1to stage 4?

How long could bowel cancer take to progress from stage1to stage 4?

Likely years: Usually colon cancer grows slowly and can be several years of growth from small to larger size. But each person is different and not all colon cancers act the same. ...Read more

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Would bleeding associated with bowel cancer or small cancer get worse over time?

Would bleeding associated with bowel cancer or small cancer get worse over time?

Sometimes: Sometimes bowel cancers bleed, but not always, and they may or may not get worse. If you are concerned please see your oncologist or gastroenterologist to discuss. ...Read more

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How long on average do people with bowel cancer that has spread to the liver usually live for?

How long on average do people with bowel cancer that has spread to the liver usually live for?

Depends: Without treatment, months. If the cancer responds to chemotherapy, then can be years. If it does not respond, months. If the area in the liver can be removed, then survival potentially can be prolonged. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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There is a history of bowel cancer in my family. What should I do to prevent this, if that's possible?

There is a history of bowel cancer in my family. What should I do to prevent this, if that's possible?

Gastroenterology: If you have a stron family history of colon cancer, it is best to visit with your gastroenterologist for a screening colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Husband told CEA level 11.4 for bowel cancer diagnose...Does this mean cancer present and would it be advanced?

Husband told CEA level 11.4 for bowel cancer diagnose...Does this mean cancer present and would it be advanced?

CEA not stage: Carcinoembryonic antigen (cea) can be elevated for various reasons including cancer. It is a useful biologic tumor marker for colorectal cancer; however, it does not diagnose, stage, or prognosticate colon cancer. Additional information is needed and should be discussed with a medical oncologist. ...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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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


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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more