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Colon Cancer Caused By Mold
IBD, viruses: Colon cancer probably begins from the effect of exogenous factors on the bowel, considering that the patient does not have hereditary causes. A virus such as polyoma is probably a contributing factor along with carcinogens in the food. In addition patients with inflammatory bowel disease release, over a long period of time cytokines that can induce malignant transformation. ...Read more
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
Potassium wasting: Your colon ordinarily is involved some in ridding your body of potassium, and some colon cancers and infamously the "villous adenoma" precancer can pump large amounts of potassium solution into the gut. And any obstructing lesion can cause intermittent constipation and diarrhea. Best wishes. ...Read more
Obstruction: Cancer can obstruct the flow of fecal matter in the colon and the obstruction may become severe enough to cause obstruction. The cancer may be ring shaped and encircle the colon or may form a large mass and block the flow of intestinal contents. At your age, constipation is unlikely to be due to colon cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Possibly.: Colon cancers in the rectosigmoid area can cause abdominal or back pain so this can quite possibly radiate, or be felt in the buttocks at least some of the time. Other colon cancers can have volvulus, perforation and fistula as complications so these also might be felt in the buttocks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inlikely: Constipation itself does not lead to colon cancer. That being said the acute development of constipation that doesn't resolve with dietary modification and stool softener a can signify the development of a colon cancer and should always be evaluated by a gastroenterologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think probably not: I've followed the diabetes claim for two decades; there are a bunch of good prospective studies showing no effect though the group originally reporting the finding is standing by its results. The studies on colon cancer and diet over the past decade surprised me -- the link with animal protein is weak at best. 2005 swedish study -- heavy dairy consumers had only 59% colon ca risk of others. ...Read more
Several reasons: Calcium levels in blood are regulated by parathyroid hormone (pth). Some colon cancers make a substance similar to parathyroid hormone, which can increase calcium levels in the blood. Another possibility is that the cancer has spread to the bones, releasing calcium into the blood. ...Read more
Would colon cancer cause the LN in the mesentery to swell up and cause notable pain/swelling on touch?
Unlikely: Colon cancer does spread to the local lymph nodes but generally there are no symptoms from that. Unless you have family history of early age colon cancer, you need not worry about colon cancer at your age. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Does having gallbladder removed increase risk of colon cancer? Or does gallbladder removal cause colon cancer?
Why would tumour markers for colon cancer indicate end of life when one tumour shrunk and another grew slightly. What would cause tumour marker increa?
TUMOR MARKER: Tumor marker for colon cancer had a limited use as far as screening or detecting cancer but if patient had elevated cea the tumor marker before surgery and the level went down after then re-elevated cea could mean recurrent cancer until proven otherwise but id does not mean end of life or it could not be treated only in that special scenario should be taking seriously your surgeon will tell you. ...Read more