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T2n0m0 rectal cancer, is recurrent moderate bleeding post-polypectomy & pre-op a sign of residual cancer cells at the site? Does this change tx rec?

T2n0m0 rectal cancer, is recurrent moderate bleeding post-polypectomy & pre-op a sign of residual cancer cells at the site? Does this change tx rec?

No: Bleeding is an expected complication. I it persist ten you should have it looked at. Bleeding does not define your treatment. The surgical path stage define your treatment. Rec eus ultrasound be done to ensure t2 lesion prior to surgery. If T3 (liothyronine) or higher conside preop chemo an radiation. ...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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Can rectal cancer be cured?

Can rectal cancer be cured?

Yes, if early enuf: Like other cancers, rectal cancer has better prognosis (outlook) if diagnosed and treated at an earlier, rather than later stage. Very early cancers can be cured with burning the tissue. More advanced will likely need radiation/chemo/surgery in varying combinations and timing. Can be cured, but unfortunately, not always. ...Read more

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Is there a medical cure for stage 1 rectal cancer?

Is there a medical cure for stage 1 rectal cancer?

Surgical resection..: This is where the cancer does not go past the muscle layer. Surgery can cure this but there are risks. Surgery can be through the abdomen with or without surgery on the anus. The first way might need a temporary or permanent colostomy, an opening for expulsion of waste. The other way requires a permanent colostomy. Surgery may be done that just involves the anus, but that risks recurrence. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for rectal cancer?

Is there a cure for rectal cancer?

Yes: Depends on the extent or stage of the rectal cancer. Many options available, but it is definitely curable. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for stage 3 rectal cancer that doesn't affect continence?

Is there a cure for stage 3 rectal cancer that doesn't affect continence?

Location dependent: The closer rectal cancer is to the anus, the more likely it can affect muscle control of continence. Most surgeons will offer chemotherapy and radiation before surgery for stage 3 rectal cancer. After the tumor shrinks, surgery can be easier in terms of location from the anal sphincter muscles. Incontinence is not an expected result in most cases. ...Read more

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35y stage i rectal cancer cured via lar w/ tme & wide margin, post-op biopsy clear of cancer in all 17 lumph nodes. Advice on follow-up & gene tests?

35y stage i rectal cancer cured via lar w/ tme & wide margin, post-op biopsy clear of cancer in all 17 lumph nodes. Advice on follow-up & gene tests?

Regular Surveillance: Regular surveillance with physical exam, rectal exam and cea levels on a yearly basis will help detecting future recurrence or new cancers. Colonoscopy is recommended when any of the above are positive. Hope this will help. ...Read more

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How does rectal cancer affect the body?

How does rectal cancer affect the body?

Depends: Early on there may be no effect. As the disease progresses undiagnosed, you may develop a change in bowels, blood in stool, abdominal pain, weight loss, loss of appetite, lethargy, loss of stamina, bowel obstruction, shortness of breath, anemia, early diagnosis in high risk patients or regular colonoscopies is the best way to avoid all of the above. ...Read more

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Is it common for people with rectal cancer to die quickc?

Is it common for people with rectal cancer to die quickc?

Rectal Ca: May rarely progress and cause death quickly, but it usually presents in a highly treatable form (bleeding draws attention), therapy depends in closeness to anal/spincter muscles, invasion into/thru bowel wall, and nodes. Even with liver and lung metastasis, life can usuallybe prlonged. So quick death would be an exception and unusual. ...Read more

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Is stage 1 rectal cancer very serious?

Is stage 1 rectal cancer very serious?

It can be..: This is where the cancer does not go past the muscle layer. Surgery can cure this but there are risks. Surgery can be through the abdomen with or without surgery on the anus. The first way might need a temporary or permanent colostomy, an opening for expulsion of waste. The other way requires a permanent colostomy. Surgery may be done that just involves the anus, but that risks recurrence. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Rectal Cancer (Definition)

Cancer by definition is the growth in size and number in an unregulated manner of a cell line that has developed a mutation. The mutation is passed through the offspring which accumulate more and more mutations. The defining factor is that the cells act immortal as compared to normal cells that have a programmed lifespan. In the rectum this can occur in the cells that ...Read more


Squamous Cell (Definition)

Describes the tile like architecture of cells; however, their behavior is deranged, nuclei irregualrly enlarged and ...Read more