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Can a colon infection cause colon cancer?

Can a colon infection cause colon cancer?

Usually not: Infections can co-exist with, but not cause, colon cancer. Ulcerative colitis, which is not an infection but an inflammatory disease, is tied to increased chances of developing colon cancer. ...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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Mestatic colon cancer pt - chest infection on X-ray shown but no fever What can b done ?

Mestatic colon cancer pt - chest infection on X-ray shown but no fever What can b done ?

Supportive care: antibiotics, oxygen, iv fluids, bronchodilators, etc really depends on pt. wishes and overall clinical condition. consideration should be given to resuscitation status as condition could worsen quickly ...Read more

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I had infection and abscesses in my colon they drained out the pus by needle then i did surgery and diagnosed colon cancer does it spread if it licks?

I had infection and abscesses in my colon they drained out the pus by needle then i did surgery and diagnosed colon cancer does it spread if it licks?

Not sure...: If i understand your question. Colon cancer perforated at age 29 would be extremely rare. Ask your surgeon if there were clear margins & enough lymph nodes removed (12 or more removed is best). Review your treatment options with a medical oncologist. Perforated colon cancers can have higher risk factors for recurrence. ...Read more

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What are chances of colon cancer 20 months after colonoscopy? Had 5mm polyp removed. Been having left lower quad and flank pain. Negative for infect

Very low: If the colonoscopy was done correctly, there is negligible risk of your developing colon cancer in 20 months. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Worried ... Enteritis and in hosp Iv antibiotic .Ct scan said infection or ischamia. Bowel rejecting food . What can be done .? Plus has metastic colon cancer

Worried ... Enteritis and in hosp
Iv antibiotic .Ct scan said infection or ischamia. Bowel rejecting food . What can be done .? Plus has metastic colon cancer

Chat w/GP: Set up family conference so that everyone can hear what GP & hospitalist have to say. Oncologist, too. Colon cancer that's spread is bad news, as I'm sure you know. Ask patient what they want. Any specific health goals? Life goals? Certainly supportive care but does s/he want anything more aggressive? More surgery? Chemo? In States, we are moving towards www.polst.org to clarify what patient wants ...Read more

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Can children get colon cancer?

Can children get colon cancer?

Yes: Usually adult children. The youngest patient I have seen in my practice with a family history of colon cancer, was first diagnosed at age 18. ...Read more

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Where does colon cancer spread to?

Where does colon cancer spread to?

Colon ca mets: Most commonly to the liver. Then to the lungs. Rectal cancer may spread to lung before spreading to liver. ...Read more

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How fast does colon cancer spread?

How fast does colon cancer spread?

It depends: Some cancers grow slowly and others rapidly. At this point we cannot predict what will happen on an individual basis but as we learn more about the biology that day will come. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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