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Is an advanced adenomas villious semi sessile 14 mm polyp in rectum another way of saying its cancer in situ?

Is an advanced adenomas villious semi sessile 14 mm polyp in rectum another way of saying its cancer in situ?

No: Villous adenomas are benign. They are considered pre-malignant, but not cancer. In-situ is the earliest stage of cancer, Stage 0. The two are definitely different. ...Read more

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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In MRI: found head pancreatic cyst developing a fistula running in ventral direction into the mesentery of the Colon transversum, meaning? & reasons?

In MRI: found head pancreatic cyst developing a fistula running in ventral direction into the mesentery of the Colon transversum, meaning? & reasons?

Ask your doctor: I assume that you have a doctor who ordered the MRI for you. He/she is expected to address your questions and concerns. So tell us what you know and what more you want to know?. A cyst in the Pancreas can develop without any obvious reasons(why do people become ill?). It is just like any ailments that can devlop for no obvious reasons. If it is causing you any local symptoms, you may need an opera ...Read more

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Abdomen CT result. Annular constricting lesion suspected in descending colon. Extending 3 to 4 cm. Associated wall thickening.Does this mean cancer ?

Abdomen CT result.  Annular constricting lesion suspected in descending colon. Extending 3 to 4 cm. Associated wall thickening.Does this mean cancer ?

Suspicous: This certainly sounds suspicious for cancer, but you should be followed up by your gastroenterologist for endoscopic biopsy or referred to a GI surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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What's the percentage of having a liver metastase later in a stage 3b colon cancer?

What's the percentage of having a liver metastase later in a stage 3b colon cancer?

See below: People with stage 3b colon cancer, even after removal and chemotherapy, still have about a 30-40% chance of return of cancer. The liver is a common site. ...Read more

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CT scan, retained stool the colon. few scattered lymph nodes seen. Dilatation of the terminal ileum, This can be seen with backwash ileitis, cancer???

CT scan, retained stool the colon. few scattered lymph nodes seen. Dilatation of the terminal ileum, This can be seen with backwash ileitis, cancer???

Colonoscopy: Please consider asking your provider if a colonoscopy might be indicated to view the tissue in the colon and terminal ileum and to get biopsies ...Read more

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CT-Prominent appendix ill-defined enhance soft tissue at base of appendix & stranding of adjacent omentum.Colonscpy/gastroscpy-chronic gastritis.Mean?

CT-Prominent appendix ill-defined enhance soft tissue at base of appendix & stranding of adjacent omentum.Colonscpy/gastroscpy-chronic gastritis.Mean?

Symptoms?: These results must be clinically correlated. I can explain what it means but ultimately no diagnoses can be made without a good history and physical. The CT basically- ill defined ... means they see something at the base of the appendix but it does really have definition (does not resemble anything particular), stranding- often represents inflammation, chronic gast.- stomach inflamed but not new. ...Read more

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Had a CT scan recently,the result was "ultilobulated soft tissue mass in the small bowel mesentery in the midabdomen" is this likely cancer?

Had a CT scan recently,the result was "ultilobulated soft tissue mass in the small bowel mesentery in the midabdomen" is this likely cancer?

It could be.: Lymphomas, metastatic disease, and other neoplasms can show up in the mesentery, so unfortunately you may need to have this mass biopsied to see what it is. Difficult to predict what it might specifically be based on limited information provided. Talk to your doctor about the next steps. Take care. ...Read more

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Is 2 yr f/u after 1.5cm peicemeal removal of SA in ascending colon on target? &2 tubular adenomas from sigmoid removed,all 3 LGD. Precancer or benign?

Is 2 yr f/u after 1.5cm peicemeal removal of SA in ascending colon on target? &2 tubular adenomas from sigmoid removed,all 3 LGD. Precancer or benign?

Sounds right.: Tubular adenomas do occasionally progress to become cancers. Depends upon size and appearance under the microscope. If there is low grade dysplasia then there is no rush to re-scope. However they do need to be watched ( just like you would watch a funny mole on your skin.) Listen to your doc about the appropriate interval for repeating the colonoscope. ...Read more

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Chance of colon cancer? Age 44 female. diangosis w/diverticulosis 3 mo ago after divertic attack. Ct showed moderate wall thickening and mod. Fat stranding with visualized diverticulum in the area of pericolonic inflamation. Remaining colon normal. Ct wa

Chance of colon cancer? Age 44 female. diangosis  w/diverticulosis 3 mo ago after divertic attack. Ct showed moderate wall thickening and mod. Fat stranding with visualized diverticulum in the area of pericolonic inflamation. Remaining colon normal. Ct wa

Need colonoscopy: Your history and ct study are classic for acute diverticulitis. Nevertheless, we always advise having a colonoscopy after your first episode of diverticulitis (well-after the episode resolves) since inflammatory bowel disease or even colon cancer can demonstrate comparable ct findings as described. ...Read more

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Is a exophytic liver met on colon cancer pt the peritoneal area ?

Is a exophytic liver met on colon cancer pt the peritoneal area ?

Like a mushroom: Typically, this description is similar to a mushroom growing from the surface of the liver, with the stalk being attached to the liver. The surface of the liver (even the entire liver) is in the abdominal (or peritoneal) cavity. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can neuroendocrine tumors occur outside of the colon in setting of CT & Octreotide scan showing in cecum but colonoscopy shows nothing in this area?

Can neuroendocrine tumors occur outside of the colon in setting of CT & Octreotide scan showing in cecum but colonoscopy shows nothing in this area?

Tumors and HTN: 40 F asks: Can neuroendocrine tumors occur outside of the colon in setting of CT & Octreotide scan showing in cecum but colonoscopy shows nothing in this area? ANS: Yes but these diseases are very rare and variable recommend you see a team that specializes it in your area one of the best is in Houston at the big cancer center. ...Read more

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CT Scan found mesenteric spiculated fibrous mass wrapped around gastric antrum & transverse colon. Type of diagnostic test? Type of Surgeon? Thanks

An MRI is next 2 try: 2 diagnose the growth. Next most likely would be a biopsy. If a needle biopsy is opted for it is done by a radiologist who has special training in interventional radiology. Another way is to have it done laparoscopically, the mass does not sound like it is excisable. Surgeon if needed is a general surgeon. ...Read more

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Which stage of colon cancer involves blood in the stool?

Which stage of colon cancer involves blood in the stool?

Bleeding is not: One of staging criteria for colon cancer. Blood in stool is a relatively advanced sign of colon cancer, as is pain. You need a colonoscopy for early diagnosis of colon cancer. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and they found 2 inflammatory polyps, .59 cm hyperplastic polyp, and rectal juvenile polyp in my colon. What's the risk of future colon cancer?

Genetics consult: 19 yo woman PMH sig for iron deficiency anemia with colonic polyps found on virtual colonoscopy. You need a referral for a standard colonoscopy where the polyps will be removed and examined pathologically. With your history, you may have Inflammatory Bowel Disease and or some type of familial polyposis which may give you a higher risk in future but your expert GI doc will always watch out for you ...Read more

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Colon biopsy:huge tubulovillous adenoma with marked atypia, multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &one tiny focus suggestive of micro invasion.Is it cancer?

Colon biopsy:huge tubulovillous adenoma with marked atypia, multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &one tiny focus suggestive of micro invasion.Is it cancer?

Yes: Adenocarcinoma in situ is cancer. The area suggestive of micro invasion suggests you should have rather aggressive followup screening which I am sure your doctor has, or will soon suggest. Stay on top of this and follow his/her advice. ...Read more

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Is chemo required for an invasive carsinoma in situ stage 1b grade 2, 0.8 CM in size mastec done, fibroadipose and breast tissue, sentinel lymph clear?

Is chemo required for an invasive carsinoma in situ stage 1b grade 2, 0.8 CM in size mastec done, fibroadipose and breast tissue, sentinel lymph clear?

Maybe: With a node negative cancer. { i don't understand the invasive and in situ as they are apposite. } current recommendations are for genomic testing to see if the tumor has a high or low risk of recurrence. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


Dr. Bernard Seif
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more