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Cancer Of The Cecum Symptoms
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 the cecum be seen during a colonoscopy? Or is it through a sigmoidoscopy? Can cancer of the cecum be detected through radiology tests like ct/mri?
Yes-No-Maybe: Colonoscopy evaluates the entire large intestine, from cecum to rectum. Flexible sigmoidoscopy only goes as far as the left side of the colon, nowhere near the cecum. Routine ct scanning may identify a (large) cecal tumor but is much less sensitive than a colonoscopy; ct colonography is almost as sensitive as a colonoscopy, but is less desirable than colonoscopy since a biopsy cannot be done. ...Read more
I'm 36 and had a 5mm sessile adenoma removed from my cecum. How often should I get a colonoscopy now and is this adenoma of high risk for cancer?
It is some thing you should discuss with your GI doctor. In general getting a repeat colonoscopy in 5 years is safe. You may consult this site for more information on this topic:
http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/moreinformation/colonandrectumcancerearlydetection/colorectal-cancer-early-detection-acs-recommendations ...Read more
I have lynch syndrome and have a colonoscopy every year, I am 47 y/o. I had 4 polyps removed today and 1 was 5mm. Is it possible that it could be cancerous, and I have a prominent fold in my cecum, what does that mean could it be cancer? It was biopsied as
Anatomy discreption: An anatomical description no it does not mean cancer, result of biposy is the answer, lynch syn is heriditory nonolyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc) will not see true polyps vs familial adenomatous polyposis (fap) where you see true polyps. Good luck for biopsy report. ...Read more
No reason to be nerv: Since you are under proper medical care of a doctor who is checking your colon regularly, you will do well. Polyps are caught early and removed safely if you get a Colonoscopy test ddone every one to 2 years for the next 5 years, then reduce the frequency as advised by your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
My MCH blood test always comes back slightly high is that enough of an indicator along with thickening of the cecum to suspect cancer?
Mean: Corpuscular hemoglobin associates with large cells, and b-12 or folate (folic acid) deficinency. Low MCV (mean corpuscular volume) or microcytosis is associated with iron deficiency, like from blood loss into the cecum. Heavy menses, lack of red meat in diet without supplemental iron. Sounds like you had a ct too. ...Read more
My cecum is thick and inflamed if it was due to an infection my stool culture would show that wouldn't it? If mine was neg. Does that mean cancer?
Not necessarily: It is difficult to say with certainty, as imaging cecum is not an easy task. A combination of tests is often needed in order to define the cause of cecal thickening. This may include barium enema, colonoscopy and some additional imaging techniques. Stool culture is not likely to provide any reliable answers. So, either direct visualization (colonoscopy) or indirect visualization will help to show t. ...Read more
What does it mean if I had a 4mm sessile benign neoplasm of the cecum? Does this raise my risk of colon cancer? Does location matter? I'm only 42!
Cecal neoplasm: What is the histology? Lipoma, mucocele, carcinoid. In general though individuals with lesions due have a higher propensity for cancer. You likely will need continued surveillance colonoscopy with evaluation of the cecum. The tumor that was identified was small and surveillance/monitoring will detect lesions before cancer occurs. F/u/ w/ gastroenterologist ...Read more
Small lesion near cecum which needs CT scan. Colonscoopy last year did not have this. Bright blood, Hemoriods found in both colonscoppies. Cancer?
A consideration: Cecal lesions identified on colonoscopy really need confirmation. If something is confirmed (not always the case) it might be a benign polyp, a fecolith (solidified stool), or a small cancer. The bright red blood isn't particularly concerning for a cecal cancer as it is likely due to the diagnosed hemorrhoids. Follow your doctor's recommendations for work up with CT scan/other tests. Good luck! ...Read more
I had a colon resection for colon cancer and now have a ostomy. I'm having problems and a barium enema shows filing of the cecum. What would cause thi?
I"m confused: If you have a colostomy, and barium is injected into it, the cecum (the first part of the colon in the rlq) should fill. Now, if the barium is injected into your rectal stump and the barium fills, then there's a tract (fistula) between the rectal stump and the cecum, which is not normal. This should be discussed with the operating surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more
What does asymmetric thickening of the cecum and ascending colon with enlarged para-aortic nodes mean? Had thyroid cancer and stage IIC melanoma 2013
Question for your Dr: Whoever ordered the CT scan (primary doctor / oncologist) should interpret the scan report for you - it's important to follow-up after test. Asymmetric thickening means that one wall / side of the colon in these parts (the 1st part) is thicker than the other wall. The lymph nodes on either side of this thickened colon are enlarged. These are non-specific. A recurrence is poss, but a biopsy needed. ...Read more
What is Mildly Thickened Ileocaecal Junction and Caecum? What r d causes and treatment for this? Is this cancer if one has gen swollen nodes? Pls help
Nothing or everythin:
Thick ileocecal valve could be normal anatomic variation. Or could be a sign of problem in the distal ileum or the cecum or both like crohn disease for example it depend on your symptoms and why the test was done
it could be the appendix or any inflammatory process in the area and that could cause enlarge lymph node. Of course cancer could not be ruled out I do recommend colonoscopy ...Read more
Many: There are many types of cancers- thus symptoms would vary based on the type, biology of cancers. It may include some symptoms caused by the enlargement of mass- like pain, symptoms of obstruction, depending on the organ involved. Some systemic symptoms like unintentional significant weight loss, fever, chils, night sweats, etc- could be there too. ...Read more
Cervical Cancer: Blood at intercourse with or without dyspareunia. Bloody tinged discharge. Palpable mass originating on the cervix and lymphadenopathy. These late findings can all be prevented by getting a screening pap smear test every one to three years (depending on practice guidelines -- military still requires, annual, for instance). If concerned about yourself, I would start with getting a pap. ...Read more
It can be: Without symptoms, therefore the reason forpap smears on a regular basis, but in your 40's post coital bleeding, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, may be a cause to take a look even if the pap was normal last year. Cervix cancer is highly curable, but less morbid the earlier that it is found. ...Read more