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What are the symptoms of nearing the end of life with advanced colon cancer.?

What are the symptoms of nearing the end of life with advanced colon cancer.?

Palliative care : When curative measures have been exhausted, your focus should be on quality of life and comfort. Palliative care and hospice specializes in aggressive comfort care and can make the end of life period more enriching. ...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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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?

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

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Afraid to death I have colon cancer?

Afraid to death I have colon cancer?

Let's talk about it: Either you do or you don't. You can find out by getting colonoscoped. You're old enough that this should be available. Grit your teeth and resolve you'[l accept whatever finding the test gives. ...Read more

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I'm afraid to death I have colon cancer?

I'm afraid to death I have colon cancer?

It depends: Hi yv3tt3. Colon cancer is often diagnosed when a person has symptoms such as bleeding from the rectum or a significant change in bowel habits. Sometimes people will experience abdominal pain as well. If you have any of these symptoms, your doctor may want to order a ct scan or a colonoscopy. Thanks for using health tap! ...Read more

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Third infussion of oxyplatin stopped half way ( half administered ), can the treatment still Work ? Metastic colon cancer

Third infussion of oxyplatin stopped half way ( half administered ), can the treatment still
Work ? Metastic colon cancer

It can: it can ,but usually they want maximal effect because there is no guarantee the chemo will work discuss the issue with your oncologist. ...Read more

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Is liver metastases from colon cancer a death sentence?

Is liver metastases from colon cancer a death sentence?

It could be commuted: Until recently, colon cancer metastases in the liver were invariably fatal within a few years. However, there are some new biotechnology findings that suggest this may no longer always be the case. Your oncologist would be the person to ask. ...Read more

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Age 79, male, colon cancer Pt3n1b, surgery finished. Chemotherapy or radiotherapy recommended ? or both?

Age 79, male, colon cancer Pt3n1b, surgery finished. Chemotherapy or radiotherapy recommended ? or both?

More info: The molecular and some of the subtle microscopic features must also be considered. Then the odds with and without different modalities can be reviewed. It will be your choice. ...Read more

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What kills a person in metastic colon cancer . Does the liver have to fail or can the mets alone cause death ?

What kills a person in metastic colon cancer . Does the liver have to fail or can the mets alone cause death ?

Many ways: The actual mechanism varies. The liver or the cancer itself can get infected. Even small lung metastasis can cause pneumonia, or the overall debility from the cancer can cause this. Deep thrombi are one of several more common ways. Biliary obstruction is more common than actual liver failure. Bowel obstruction can hopefully be prevented by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Person is 91yrs old has colon cancer, took 6wks of chemo and dr said no more. What do we expect and what symptoms will she have she has colon cancer and lesions on her liver as well as having cancer in the uretha when she finished her 6wks of chemo she

Person is 91yrs old has colon cancer, took 6wks of chemo and dr said no more.  What do we expect and what symptoms will she have she has colon cancer and lesions on her liver as well as having cancer in the uretha 
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Palliative care: We're working to improve palliative care for patient.S early palliative supportive care has shown greater quality of life. Patients with less aggresive care (chemo) at the end-of life have shown to survive 2-3 months longer. Palliative care is not end-of life. It's focused on comfort, pain control, support and a better transition to end-of-life. Most patients prefert to pass at home and not alone. ...Read more

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GI problem. I am 68, male and had my retum removed due to colon cancer. After the removal I had loose stools and went on Immodium for 8 years but then stopped. What else could this be? Tests for malabsorption?

GI problem. I am 68, male and had my retum removed due to colon cancer. After the removal I had loose stools and went on Immodium for 8 years but then stopped. What else could this be?  Tests for malabsorption?

Loss of bowel: When rectum removed one usually has anal region resected otherwise this was a low anterior resection removing left colon to anal canal just above sphincters which control bowel movement. Function of left colon is to absorb remaining water in stool as it approaches rectum. If too much resected then liquid stool approaches anal canal and loose or liquefied stool approaches anus. Try Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) ...Read more

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6 months chemo for colon cancer, finished scans all clear no signs of cancer, 3 weeks later lump on right side of neck size of golf ball?

6 months chemo for colon cancer, finished scans all clear no signs of cancer, 3 weeks later lump on right side of neck size of golf ball?

Probably unrelated: Chemo post surgery without evidence of metastatic disease is adjuvant with goal of preventing recurrence. When latter happens it most often is seen in liver or lungs. Rarely spread to distant nodes occur and usually related to Virchows nodes, the left suproaclavicular nodes. Lesion in rt. neck should have core bx to r/o lymphoma, another primary lesion or possible spread from original lesion ...Read more

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Can a 17 year old get colon cancer because i'm scared to death and I am showing symptoms. Such as constipation and change of bowel movements i go less?

Can a 17 year old get colon cancer because i'm scared to death and I am showing symptoms. Such as constipation and change of bowel movements i go less?

Colon ca: although it can happen, but it's unlikely that constipation and change in BM in a 17 year old person is caused by cancer. other things like infections,or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) , celiac disease or irritable bowel syndrome are more likely to be the case than cancer. colon cancer can happen in 30-40 yr old especially if FAP present or long standing IBD,celiac dz.. d/w your MD in detail ...Read more

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HI I am a 21 year old male and I am new here. I have no family history of colon cancer or colon problems but my grandfather had kidney cancer got his kidney removed and caught lymphoma and ended up dying from it at 61. About 2 weeks ago, I was on vacation

HI I am a 21 year old male and I am new here. I have no family history of colon cancer or colon problems but my grandfather had kidney cancer got his kidney removed and caught lymphoma and ended up dying from it at 61. About 2 weeks ago, I was on vacation

Your question: was cut off. Please try again but w/a shorter and more direct question. Fear of cancer is fairly common and your concern is respected but a doctor visit would be best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the daily life like of a person with colon cancer?

What is the daily life like of a person with colon cancer?

Like anyone else...: I have colon cancer. It has been successfully operated and removed. I didn't need chemo. Half of my colon is gone and I use the bathroom a bit more often than before. I otherwise eat and drink what i wish to have. I perform all my usual daily activities, surgery, on call, office hours etc. Function will be mostly determined by tumor burden and any spread. More advanced cases may be more limited. ...Read more

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If a person gets treated of colon cancer without surgery how maximum life he can live?

If a person gets treated of colon cancer without surgery how maximum life he can live?

Long time: Colon cancer that is treated with out surgery, example colon cancer removed by colonscopy usually will have very good results. If a colon cancer is not treated it can obviously lead to spread and metastasis. You can calculate life span based on the stage of the cancer and how it is or is not treated. ...Read more

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If I have polyps in the colon, aged 26- would there be an extremely high incidence of colon cancer later in life?

If I have polyps in the colon, aged 26- would there be an extremely high incidence of colon cancer later in life?

Perhaps??: There are many types of polyps, some common at younger ages, and not all polyps lead to cancer! just having a benign hyperplastic polyp at age 26 probably doesn't influence your colon cancer risk at all! but other polyps are much more worrisome, so find out what kind you had, and discuss your personal risk with your doctor, knowing that surveillance should greatly reduce your chance of cancer. ...Read more

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What is a "low residue" diet for diverticulitis, and will it increase my chances of getting colon cancer later in life?

What is a "low residue" diet for diverticulitis, and will it increase my chances of getting colon cancer later in life?

No: A low fiber diet is used to treat acute diverticulitis and is low in fiber foods such as grains, fruits, vegetables. It is only used for a finite period of time to allow healing of the inflammation. I high fiber diet is recommended for diverticulosi and may have protective features regarding colon cancer prevention. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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. Lonnie Smith
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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