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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
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 more
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?
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 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
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
Rectal bleeding is c: Colon cancer can be entirely silent disease, producing little or no symptoms when early and localized to the bowel. So screening with colonoscopy in asymptomatic subjects is advised to look for polyps which are precursors of colon cancer. Rectal bleeding and abdominal pain can be symptoms of this cancer but they are often not early symptoms. The cause of colon cancer is not known. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Colon cancer can very rarely cause obstruction of the duct draining the gall bladder (cystic duct) or liver (common bile duct) by growing directly into these structures and causing an obstruction. This can lead to cholecystitis just like that caused when the obstruction is caused by a gall stone. It is a more serious situation but I believe that I have seen it only once in my 36 year career! ...Read more
Yes, it could: Hematochezia, or blood in your stool, could be caused by many things. Colon cancer, stomach ulcer, polyps, hemorrhoids, anal fissure are all possibilities. Once it is detected it should be investigated by a colonoscopy, especially if you are over 50. The exam is a lot easier than many people think, and I urge you to have a blood test and arrange for the scope. Your doctor can guide you. ...Read more
No: They are two different diseases. And there's nothing between them to relate them. ...Read more