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Does celiac increase risk of colon cancer?

Does celiac increase risk of colon cancer?

No: Most studies found that it does not increase risk for colon cancer. But it does for other type of cancers, such as small bowel cancer or lymphoma. ...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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Does breast cancer increase colon cancer risk?

Does breast cancer increase colon cancer risk?

Rarely.: Some hereditary mutations may increase the risk of both breast and colon cancer. Nevertheless, the majority of all breast and colon cancers are not hereditary. ...Read more

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Is irritable bowel syndrome a risk factor for developing colorectal cancer?

Is irritable bowel syndrome a risk factor for developing colorectal cancer?

No: Unless ibs diagnosis has been made incorrectly and your symptoms are actually a manifestation of early or precancerous bowel changes. If you have never had a recent colonosocpy, might consider it depending on your age and history. ...Read more

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Does uterine cancer increase the risk for colon cancer?

Does uterine cancer increase the risk for colon cancer?

Sometimes: There is a familial disorder known as lynch syndrome which increases both the risk of colon cancer and endometrial (uterine) cancer. About 5% of all colon cancers are caused by lynch syndrome. If a family has multiple cases of both colon and endometrial cancer or colon cancer under the age of 40, lynch syndrome should be considered. ...Read more

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Can insoluble fiber increases risk of colon cancer?

Can insoluble fiber increases risk of colon cancer?

Colon Cancer: There are types that have family predispositions but this is the minority most forms are sporadic there are also multiple environmental and dietary risk factors for development of colon and rectal cancer. Low fiber and high fat diets have been shown to increase risk of this disease. ...Read more

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Is IBS a risk factor for colon cancer?

Is IBS a risk factor for colon cancer?

IBS not risk factor: Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) is not a direct risk factor for crc. You should have a colonoscopy at age 50 or earlier if you have family members with polyps or cancer. You should see your doctor if you are having any symptoms like change in bowel habits, blood in stool, abdominal pain, weight loss, fatigue or weakness. ...Read more

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Does cohn disease increase your risk for colon cancer?

Does cohn disease increase your risk for colon cancer?

While Chron's can: Have varied course, it can affect the entire gut. It's cousin, ulcerative colitis that affects the large bowel, is the cancer prone malady. Chron's, aka regional enteritis, can cause a great deal of misery, but it is not usually a cancer prone illness. ...Read more

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Is irritable bowel syndrome a risk factor for getting colorectal cancer?

Is irritable bowel syndrome a risk factor for getting colorectal cancer?

Not in of itself: However poor diet low in fiber and poor fluids worsen ibs and are also contributing factors to the development of colon cancer. ...Read more

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20 mm polyp removed during colonoscopy. Likelihood of cancer. Family history of colon cancer.

20 mm polyp removed during colonoscopy. Likelihood of cancer. Family history of colon cancer.

Need more: Information. The type of polyp.who in your family has colon CA, the age of diagnosis and your age ...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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Is colon cancer preventable?

Is colon cancer preventable?

For the most part.: Early detection via colonosocpy, not ignoring symptoms such as bleeding, change in bowels, anemia, unintentional weight loss, and not assuming all rectal bleeding is from hemorrhoids are some ways to reduce your chances and maybe prevent colon cancer from developing. ...Read more

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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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Large intestinal cancer. Is that colon cancer?

Large intestinal cancer. Is that colon cancer?

Yes: The large intestine and the colon are words to describe the same anatomic structure in the abdomen. ...Read more

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Colon cancer any signs?

Not always: Colon cancer tends to not have any signs or symptoms when it is early (when it is easiest to treat). That is why screening colonoscopies are so important, to remove any polyps that may become cancer, and to directly look for cancers. Colon cancer can cause bleeding from the rectum, tiredness from anemia, stool changes, or abdominal pain. Other things can cause this too. Best to be seen if ?S. ...Read more

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Does colonoscopy prevent colon cancer?

Does colonoscopy prevent colon cancer?

Likely: Cancers start as polyps. Removing polyps decreases cancer risk, but no test guarantees finding every polyp. ...Read more

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Is colitis associated with colon cancer?

Is colitis associated with colon cancer?

Sometimes: Some patients with a long-standing history of ulcerative colitis can develop colon cancers- this typically happens in those with a 20-30 year history of colitis. Patients with colitis from infections are not at increased risk. ...Read more

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Is bowel cancer lethal?

Is bowel cancer lethal?

Depends: It depends. See my prior answer on colon cancer. The "bowels" can include more than colon cancer, but depending on the stage and other factors gi/bowel/colon cancer can be cured. ...Read more

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T3nomo colon cancer stage 2a had perforation is that high risk?

T3nomo colon cancer stage 2a had perforation is that high risk?

Partially yes: The staging information is generally favorable. The T3 (liothyronine) means that this tumor was involving the bowel wall but not the surrounding organs and this may have contributed to the perforation during the dissection. My advise is when you see an oncologist, make sure to point out this information. Even though you are node negative, the oncologist may be more willing to recommend chemotherapy to be safer. ...Read more

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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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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?

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


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more