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Can You Detect Anal Or Colon Cancer Via A Pap Smear
Final few yards of your intestine, between the terminal ileum (small bowell) and rectum. It squeezes water and solidifies waste to stool. It is subject to outpouching (divertics) polyps, and these can become cancers. The cells are abnormal, invade into the muscle and travel ...Read more
I had post menopause bleeding. Not endometril cancer as biopsy clear. Pap smear ok. Ultrasound shows slight hyperplasia. But could it be colon cancer?
Please clarify...: Are you asking about a source of vaginal bleeding, bleeding per rectum, or are you not sure of the site of bleeding? At age 51, you certainly qualify for and should undergo a screening colon exam (if you have not already accomplished same within the intervals established by medical convention). ...Read more
My mother ,71 years old, colon cancer last year,took Xeloda for six months. Went for yearly pap and found endometrium 8mm with abnormal outline. ?
Pap = inflam ASCUS @ 63 yo. M/pause 10yrs. Symps = ext vaginal dryness discomfort & 2 UTI's. Not sexually active. Colon cancer & liver met 3 yrs later. Mom b/c @ 49. No FAP Rx'd Estrace Your thoughts?
Pet scan, endescope, occult stools, pap smear, MRI abdomen..Neg. Colon ca 7/10 what to do?Also had a liver scan done... Neg. Female 59, nonsmoker, diagnosed colon ca 7/11, resection, followed by 6 mo. Chemo. Cea continues to rise since stopping chemo 3/1
Is it possible to have anal or colon cancer without a lump in or around the anus? Again, I'm an 18 year old female. I think I might anal/colon cancer.
Please explain: I think both I and some of my friends have tried to reassure you, but the "bottom line" is that if you're having symptoms here that have lasted two weeks or more, it needs to be seen by your personal physician. Cancer's unlikely, but there are a host of other troubles here that can make you miserable. We can't examine you at a distance. Pick up the phone and get seen. ...Read more
Will a colonoscopy detect anal cancer/mass as well colon cancer? Is the digital exam done before the colonoscopy is performed?
Not able to detect.: Several instruments are used for examining the rectum and then colon. The anal canal is examined with an anoscope being several inches long. confirmation is by digital exam. The proctoscope looks at the rectum above the anus after which sigmoidoscopes were used but now replaced by the colonoscope for examining upper rectum to cecum. Lesion found are then bx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Everything: Although both colon and anus are part of gastrointestinal tract and anus is a continuum of rectum and colon - anal cancer is completely different to colon cancer. They arise from different type of cells ( squamous vs adenocarcinoma) , they have different way of spreading, different risk factors, different therapy, prognosis etc. They are different in almost everything actually. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Anus is about 3-4 cm long from skin to the rectum which is the last part of colon. Colon is lined by columnar lining and cancer of this is very common and runs in families. Cancer arising in the anal skin which is squamous kind is more like skin cancer. Treatment is very different as is prognosis. ...Read more
No: Colon cancer is generally an adenocarcinoma of the lining of the large intestine, usually treated with surgery and sometimes chemotherapy. Anal cancers can be different types (squamous, etc.), treated differently, often without surgery and using chemotherapy and radiation therapy instead. ...Read more
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