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Can Squamous Cell Rectal Cancer Be Cured
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 or higher conside preop chemo an radiation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
I just found out my grandmother has rectal cancer. Is it cureable? Can she get rid of it? Not real familiar with it. What is the best treatment?
Depends on stage: I need more information to answer your question. Rectal cancer that is early and has not spread is often curable. The treatment is surgical resection often preceded by radiation therapy. Chemotherapy may be necessary as well, depending upon the stage of the cancer. The important thing is to be sure she is in the hands of a good surgeon and medical and radiation oncology medical specialists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most risk with 16/18: Squamous carcinoma of the anus is most often mediated / caused by infection with high risk hpv (in both men and women). There more than 10 types of hpv that are 'high risk'. Of those, types 16 and 18 are most strongly associated with progression to invasive cancer. In general, rectal cancers are not caused by hpv infections. ...Read more
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