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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

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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Can this be colon cancer?

Can this be colon cancer?

Not enough info: Colon cancer can present with or without symptoms. Common symptoms include change in stool caliber/consistency, rectal bleeding or blood with bm, abdominal pain, anemia.

If you have not been screened, you should consider the various screening options for colon cancer, includine a stool test to check for blood, colonoscopy, or sigmoidoscopy. If you are having bleeding, you need a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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How to know if colon cancer?

How to know if colon cancer?

Get tested: There are many tests that have been developed to test either a patient with concerning symptoms or just as a routine screening exam in an a symptomatic patient. Each individual situation is different. Testing stool for blood or now genetic abnormalities, rectal exam, X-rays such as barium enema or ct scan virtual colonoscopy are examples. Best is colonoscopy as you can both look and do. ...Read more

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How is colon cancer diagnosed?

How is colon cancer diagnosed?

Colonoscopy: Ct scan, pet scan, rectal ultrasound may also be indicated. ...Read more

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What is the cause of colon cancer?

What is the cause of colon cancer?

Multiple factors: Age over 50, chronic intestinal diseases, polyps, diabetes, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, heavy alcohol consumption and filly history of cancer can all increase your risk. Majority occur due to acquired defects in cells lining the intestines from a combination of one or more factors. Small minority are hereditary. ...Read more

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How to know if I have colon cancer?

How to know if I have colon cancer?

Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy + biopsy as indicated.
If you do have risk factors, you should have your first screening colonoscopy at age 50. ...Read more

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What are the stages of colon cancer?

1 through 4: The stage of colon cancer is based upon the depth of penetration of the cancer thru the colon wall, the presence or absence of lymph node involvement, and the presence of cancer elsewhere in the body (metastatic disease). The stage is associated with prognosis and guides our recommendations regarding chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is colon cancer?

What sort of disease is colon cancer?

Cancer: Colon cancer is a cancer of the large intestine (colon). Surgery is generally required to remove the portion of colon involved with cancer. Colonoscopy is performed to prevent colon cancer. Polyps, small growths, , which can turn into cancer, are removed during a colonoscopy so they don't turn into a cancer. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of colon cancer

What are the symptoms of colon cancer

None at early stage: Early stage of colon cancer has no symptoms at all, that is the reason to have colonascopy, at the age of 50 and on, . Early detection assures the cure, as tumor advances change of bowel habit, bleeding, weight loss, bowel obstruction etc. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of colon cancer?

What is the symptoms of colon cancer?

More than one sympto: The symptoms are different/varied in each person. Rectal bleed is a common symptom. A change of bowel habits (constipation alternating with diarrhea), weight loss and abdominal pain are relatively common symptoms.
What is your age??? ...Read more

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What stage colon cancer is pt4a pn1c?

What stage colon cancer is pt4a pn1c?

T4aN1c M?: Any evidence of spreading to other organ?
If no spread- t4an1 means- stage 3b cancer. If evidence of sprading to other organ- it is a stage 4. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms for colon cancer?

What is the symptoms for colon cancer?

Colon Cancer: Possible Sx's /Signs of colon cancer: Blood in stool, change in feces (loose stool/ constipation/ etc.), abdominal pain, cramps, gas, weight loss, weakness, incomplete evacuation of bowel. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/colon-cancer/basics/symptoms/con-20031877 ...Read more

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What is the prevalence of colon cancer?

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What is the prevalence of colon cancer?

Colon Cancer: Review of literature shows: 132, 700 new cases diagnosed each year in the US. 93, 000 of these cases are colon cancer and the rest are rectal cancer. Colon and rectal cancer is common and lethal. Five years survival rate varies from 93% for stage I to 8.6% for stage IV. ...Read more

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What are the usual signs of colon cancer?

What are the usual signs of colon cancer?

Depends: Colon cancer sometimes presents with symptoms, but often has no symptoms until later. This is why getting regular screening colonoscopies is recommended. If symptoms are present they can include blood in the stool, weight loss, change in caliber of the stool. Abdominal pain is less common. Since this cancer grows from a small polyp into cancer slowly, be proactive & get regular colonoscopies! ...Read more

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What are the usual signs of colon cancer?

What are the usual signs of colon cancer?

Depend of location: Women and men are equally affected by colon cancer. The symptoms depend of the localization of the tumor in the right or the left colon. Family history is important. The right colon cancer can grows without symptoms, it presents with asthenia, weakness and when checked anemia will be present, in the left side cancer presents with progressive const. Ipation. Colonoscopy at 50 y.O find curable cancer. ...Read more

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How should I know if I have colon cancer?

Only way: To know for sure is by colonoscopy. If you are not in a high risk group and have no symptoms such as abdominal cramping, blood in stool, or anemia, your chances of colon cancer before age 50 is pretty low. Talk to your doctor about getting proper tests. ...Read more

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How to figure out if I have colon cancer?

How to figure out if I have colon cancer?

Colonoscopy: Over the age of 40 xolonoscopy every 5 yers is a good idea becuase colon cancer can be detected early and cured. Idead is to pick up polypoid lesion that has not invaded into muscularis. Other than for that the diagnosis in an asymptomatic patient is diffieucult. A new test is being developed to measure shed antigen into the stool. This occurs in the earliest lesion where no markers in blood. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of colon cancer?

Are there different kinds of colon cancer?

Yes: Colon cancer has different variances depending on the appearance of cancer cells and production of mucin. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have colon cancer at 18?

Very unlikely: Colon cancer typically starts after the age of 50, although due to obesity and other factors there is been a trend of increasing incidence in the younger groups. Even so, colon cancer is very unlikely at ages younger than 40. Even if one has the classical familial polyposis which is at a higher risk for colon cancer, the average age is still 39. ...Read more

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I am afraid that I could have colon cancer?

I am afraid that I could have colon cancer?

What are you...: ...waiting for??? You need to see a doctor. You may need a colonoscopy. We cannot diagnose you online. Best to you. ...Read more

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What are the signs/symptoms of colon cancer?

Varies per person.: Signs and symptoms of colon cancer include: a change in bowel habits (including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of stool), rectal bleeding or blood in stool, persistent abdominal discomfort (like cramps, gas or pain), a feeling that bowels do not empty completely, weakness / fatigue, and unexplained weight loss. Many people with early colon cancer experience no symptoms. ...Read more

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What is colon cancer? What are its symptoms?

What is colon cancer? What are its symptoms?

Mucosal lesion of bo: colon cancer is a growth arising in the mucosa of the bowel which progresses to invade the bowel wall reaching the ourter serosa and then metastasizing to regional nodes before distatnt metastasis. It develops in a field of normal looking but transformed mucosal cells initiated by the polyoma virus. As it grows it tends to bleed and eventually obstruct the bowel. ...Read more

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What are the different signs of colon cancer?

What are the different signs of colon cancer?

They can vary.: In older patients, physicians presume that "rectal bleeding is colon cancer until proven otherwise". Worrisome signs can include pain, diarrhea, constipation, blockage of the intestine, weakness, fatigue, weight loss, and even an enlarging lump that can be felt under the skin. These signs don't necessarily mean that one has colon cancer. The goal is to find colon cancer before any signs appear. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is colon cancer hereditary?

Some colon cancers: Are hereditary. Vast majority are not. The two common hereditary forms of colon cancer are familial adneomatous polys and lynch syndrome. Let me reiterate that hereditary colon cancers are a minority. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mskcc. Org/cancer-care/hereditary-genetics/inherited-risk-colorectal. ...Read more

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Where should you have pain if you have colon cancer?

Where should you have pain if you have colon cancer?

Anywhere in the: Abdomen depending on the size and invasion of the cancer, and the other organs it can affect. By the time colon cancer causes pain, it is way too advanced for a cure. That is why you need to have tests such as fecal occult blood and colonsocpy for early diagnosis while the cancer is curable. ...Read more

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What would you do to decide if you have colon cancer?

Only way: To know for sure is by colonoscopy. Another screening test is fecal occult blood testing. If you are not in a high risk group, screening colonoscopy is recommended at age 50 years. Consult your doctor which test is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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What are the different methods to detect colon cancer?

What are the different methods to detect colon cancer?

Multiple: Colonoscopy with biopsy is the most sensitive and specific. Other methods include flexible sigmoidoscopy, double contrast barium enema, and ct colonography (also called "virtual colonoscopy"). There are some stool tests that can serve as early detection methods, but still require one of the above tests to confirm. Talk with your doctor to find out which is the best for you. ...Read more

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What are the recommended foods for someone with colon cancer?

Healthy: Eating healthy higher fiber foods, fruits & vegetables, low fat foods is best for all people. Colon cancer itsellf is treated with surgery and sometimes chemotherapy. After the cancer treatments, eat healthy. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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. Stephen Scholand
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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