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What kills a person in metastic colon cancer. Does the liver have to fail or can the mets alone cause death?

What kills a person in metastic colon cancer. Does the liver have to fail or can the mets alone cause death?

Metastatic Cancer: This is a fairly difficult question to answer simply. When there is metastatic disease, unfortunately yes cancer begins to affect other organs such as the liver, kidneys, and brain. ...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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Is liver metastases from colon cancer a death sentence?

Is liver metastases from colon cancer a death sentence?

It could be commuted: Until recently, colon cancer metastases in the liver were invariably fatal within a few years. However, there are some new biotechnology findings that suggest this may no longer always be the case. Your oncologist would be the person to ask. ...Read more

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Afraid to death I have colon cancer?

Afraid to death I have colon cancer?

Let's talk about it: Either you do or you don't. You can find out by getting colonoscoped. You're old enough that this should be available. Grit your teeth and resolve you'[l accept whatever finding the test gives. ...Read more

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I'm afraid to death I have colon cancer?

I'm afraid to death I have colon cancer?

It depends: Hi yv3tt3. Colon cancer is often diagnosed when a person has symptoms such as bleeding from the rectum or a significant change in bowel habits. Sometimes people will experience abdominal pain as well. If you have any of these symptoms, your doctor may want to order a ct scan or a colonoscopy. Thanks for using health tap! ...Read more

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Can a 17 year old get colon cancer because I'm scared to death and I am showing symptoms. Such as constipation and change of bowel movements I go less?

Can a 17 year old get colon cancer because I'm scared to death and I am showing symptoms. Such as constipation and change of bowel movements I go less?

Colon ca: Although it can happen, but it's unlikely that constipation and change in BM in a 17 year old person is caused by cancer. Other things like infections, or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), celiac disease or irritable bowel syndrome are more likely to be the case than cancer. colon cancer can happen in 30-40 yr old especially if FAP present or long standing IBD, celiac dz. D/w your MD in detail ...Read more

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Can colon cancer cause cholecystitis?

Can colon cancer cause cholecystitis?

Yes, but...: Colon cancer can very rarely cause obstruction of the duct draining the gall bladder (cystic duct) or liver (common bile duct) by growing directly into these structures and causing an obstruction. This can lead to cholecystitis just like that caused when the obstruction is caused by a gall stone. It is a more serious situation but I believe that I have seen it only once in my 36 year career! ...Read more

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Does colon cancer cause abscess in the colon?

Does colon cancer cause abscess in the colon?

It can: If the cancer perforates the wall of the colon allowing feces to spill into localized area, an abscess can form. This more commonly happens with diverticulitis but can happen with cancer as well. ...Read more

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Can early stage colon cancer ever cause pain?

Can early stage colon cancer ever cause pain?

It can I suppose: But not likely. Pain from colon cancer is usually by intermittent obstruction or invasion of nerves, both advanced findings. Early colon cancers are usually asymptomatic and found on colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What's the cause of hematochezia? Can it be related to colon cancer?

What's the cause of hematochezia? Can it be related to colon cancer?

Yes, it could: Hematochezia, or blood in your stool, could be caused by many things. Colon cancer, stomach ulcer, polyps, hemorrhoids, anal fissure are all possibilities. Once it is detected it should be investigated by a colonoscopy, especially if you are over 50. The exam is a lot easier than many people think, and I urge you to have a blood test and arrange for the scope. Your doctor can guide you. ...Read more

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If colon cancer was there several can chemotherapy actually cause cancer to spread? As all was fine before chemo (no distant spread)?

Cancer metastatisis: It's very unlikely that chemotherapy would cause your cancer to spread. Chances are micro metastatic disease existed earlier and has just now become evident. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a gastric sleeve cause colon cancer?

Surgery and Cancer: Nope. I am curious why you would ask this question. I hope I am not misreading it. But, a surgical procedure does not lead to changing the dna and culture of another organ in the body. ...Read more

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Does cows milk cause diabetes 1 and colon cancer?

Does cows milk cause diabetes 1 and colon cancer?

I think probably not: I've followed the diabetes claim for two decades; there are a bunch of good prospective studies showing no effect though the group originally reporting the finding is standing by its results. The studies on colon cancer and diet over the past decade surprised me -- the link with animal protein is weak at best. 2005 swedish study -- heavy dairy consumers had only 59% colon ca risk of others. ...Read more

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Can metastic colon cancer cause severe breathlessness?

Sometimes if:: Colon cancer often spreads to the lungs and this would cause breathlessness. If for some reason the patient is very anemic it's possible he/or she would be short of breath. ...Read more

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Can holding your stool in cause colon cancer when you are 50?

No!: But it's not a good idea! When your body sends you the signal that is time to move her bowels, you should listen. It's really pretty smart. Obviously, one cannot always get to a bathroom when we get that signal. But if you do, go move your bowels. Your colon, rectum, and especially the hemorrhoidal veins will thank you (prevent hemorrhoids!)
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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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. Tanya Russo
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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