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If a colon needs to be removed because of colon cancer are their alternatives to a external bag?

If a colon needs to be removed because of colon cancer are their alternatives to a external bag?

Bag is rarely needed: Colostomy( external bag ) is rarely needed for elective cancer surgery. It is more frequently used if the cancer is located very close to the anus, Also, a temporary colostomy may be used for emergency surgery when cancer is obstructing colon completely and the bowel cannot be cleaned prior to the surgery. ...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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What is recurrent colon cancer risk if inadequate margins were taken?

What is recurrent colon cancer risk if inadequate margins were taken?

High: Recurrence risk is based on multiple pathological factors. Inadequate surgery is a significant predictor for recurrence and the patient should be reevaluated soon. Pathologic review and further surgery should be considered. ...Read more

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Inadequate margins done, now recurring colon cancer - expectations / what to say?

Inadequate margins done, now recurring colon cancer - expectations / what to say?

Sorry you have a: Problem. Bowel margins are usually checked at frozen while you are asleep, if permanents are positive, this forecasts for anastamotic recurrence. Many would re-operate then, some would watch. Penetration into bowel wall and number of nodes predict for metastasis and need for adjuvant chemotherapy. Your doctors should be transparent and honest. 2nd opinion? ...Read more

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80yo father diagnosed with early colon cancer. Inadequate margins, retreated. Expired 9yr later from obstruction how can I get slides to know my risk?

80yo father diagnosed with early colon cancer. Inadequate margins, retreated. Expired 9yr later from obstruction how can I get slides to know my risk?

May not help: The slides will help tell you what kind of colon cancer you father had. They will not tell you anything about your risk. He and you (if he was alive) could be tested for certain genetic disorders that increase your risk. Sorry for your loss. ...Read more

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Can there be a positive or negative correlation between celiac's disease and colon cancer?

No correlation but..: Celiac disease hasnot been shown to increase the incidence of colon cancer. However, there is a significantly increased risk of cancer in general, specifically, non-hodgkin lymphoma. http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/commoncomplicationsofcd/f/celiac-disease-colon-cancer.htm you should also follow your doctor's and the acs recommendations for colon cancer screening, which is possible in everyone. ...Read more

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Fobt says status-final result,colon cancer. All 3 positive(A). Can fobt detect cancer? Also says neoplasm. Expedited colonoscopy in a few days...

Fobt says status-final result,colon cancer. All 3 positive(A). Can fobt detect cancer? Also says neoplasm. Expedited colonoscopy in a few days...

Fobt : Or fecal occult blood test is used as screening for colon cancer, but a positive test does not mean you have colon cancer, it only means that you do need a colonoscopy in order to rule in or out colon cancer. Good luck with the test! ...Read more

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Urine culture positive for strep bovis and ecoli. On levoquin and feeling better. Should I be concerned for colon cancer given the bovis?

Urine culture positive for strep bovis and ecoli. On levoquin and feeling better. Should I be concerned for colon cancer given the bovis?

Not necessarily : the strongest association has been seen when people have this infection in their blood and/or heart valves. Even with these infections, colon cancer is only discovered in perhaps 25% of people. the association is not as strong with infections at other sites. depending on your age and risk factors- it is always a good idea to see a doctor and determine if a colonoscopy is indicated. ...Read more

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Could colon cancer T4 , no positive nodes, but isolated tumor deposits found in pericolic tissue be cured with chemotherapy and radiation?

Surgery is the best : Shot. A T4 lesion means the cancer has grown outside the walls of the colon and into adjacent structures. If all of the cancer can be surgically removed you can be cured. Often we add chemotherapy and radiation if there are positive microscopic cells left behind. Newer techniques such as hipec are also used in these cases. ...Read more

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What is colon cancer?

What is colon cancer?

Cancer of the colon: Cancer that forms in the tissues of the colon (the longest part of the large intestine). Most colon cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). There are estimated 103, 170 (colon); 40, 290 (rectal) new cases and 51, 690 (colon and rectal combined) deaths from colon cancer in us in 2012. Screening with colonoscopy started at age of 50. ...Read more

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What is colon cancer?

What is colon cancer?

Cancers: Cancers are abnormal, rapidly growing cells that do not know when to stop growing. These abnormal cells can damage local tissues, can attach to nearby organs or structures, can spread to lymph nodes, or can spread to other organs through the blood stream. Their growth damages what they are attached to, and often cancers encourage new blood flow to themselves. Cancer can grow in the colon. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colon Cancer (Definition)

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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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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