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Can Colon Cancer Cause Sudden Death
What kills a person in metastic colon cancer. Does the liver have to fail or can the mets alone cause death?
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
Can high increasing bilirubin in metastic colon cancer with liver mets cause death? What is prognosis? Other LFT "s are normal
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
My dad has decided to stop dialysis, his kidneys are shot, he has colon cancer, congested heart failare, how long to his death?
Not: Certain but likely short probably in couple of weeks ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: They are two different diseases. And there's nothing between them to relate them. ...Read more
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
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!)
good luck! ...Read more
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