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Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Why do lungs fill with fluid in end stage colon cancer?

Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
Board Certified, General Surgery
16 years in practice
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Why do lungs fill with fluid in end stage colon cancer?

Edema : The end stages of many cancers involve fluid in the lungs which can make breathing difficult. There are many reasons; sometimes the cancer has spread to the lungs but not always. Malnutrition and the general body wasting of cancer also plays a role. ...Read more

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Dr. Leto Quarles
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
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What are my realistic chances of stomach or colon cancer at 22? I usually have a big appetite but today I couldnt finish eating a hamburger steak

Dr. Leto Quarles
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What are my realistic chances of stomach or colon cancer at 22? I usually have a big appetite but today I couldnt finish eating a hamburger steak

Cancer unlikely: Losing your appetite or feeling full early just once today is unlikely to be cancer. At 22, your chances of other causes, such as a temporary stomach bug, gastritis or acid reflux, are much higher than your risk of cancer. Take it easy, avoid alcohol, tobacco, spicy and acidic foods (such as citrus & tomato) for the next few days, and if you don't feel back to yourself within a week, see your dr. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Board Certified, General Surgery
38 years in practice
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Colon cancer fluid filled in stomach can anyone tell survival period?2nd line chemo going on...Cetuximab n folfri

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Board Certified, General Surgery
38 years in practice
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Colon cancer fluid filled in stomach can anyone tell survival period?2nd line chemo going on...Cetuximab n folfri

Confused???: I do not know what you mean by colon cancer fluid in stomach are you talking about ascites which is a free fluid in the abdomen or there is an abnormal connection because of the cancer between the colon and the stomach either way this is an advance cancer if surgery is not an option chemotherapy do not do much for colon cancer simply follow your doctor instruction and hope for the best. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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St 4 Colon Cancer with mets to the brain and liver. Received palliative radiation for brain tumors, no chemo, fluid in lungs Prognosis with time left?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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St 4 Colon Cancer with mets to the brain and liver. Received palliative radiation for brain tumors, no chemo, fluid in lungs
Prognosis with time left?

Consider hospice: Nobody can tell you the time left. You should very seriously consider getting with your local hospice organization. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Garrett
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35 years in practice
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If colon cancer was causing pain RUQ wouldn't it be big enough to show on CT of abdomen and pelvis? 31 yo- fecal occult blood negative

Dr. Paul Garrett
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If colon cancer was causing pain RUQ wouldn't it be big enough to show on CT of abdomen and pelvis? 31 yo- fecal occult blood negative

Not likely colon Ca: Classic colon cancer causes pain via colon obstruction, so in that case, CT would see it. But this would not be expected in a 31 yo w/ occult neg stool. RUQ pain can be any number of causes in young adult. Need to know more history and clinical exam by a Dr. to advise work up. Best screen for colon Ca is colonoscopy, but unless strong family history, may start around 50 yrs old. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Gold
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Is it unusual for colon cancer to spread to the lungs?

Dr. Edward Gold
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
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Is it unusual for colon cancer to spread to the lungs?

No: It is not unusual to see lung metastases in advanced colon cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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Why isnt stomach or colon cancer chances high in.My 20s? Explain.In detail please

Dr. Liawaty Ho
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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Why isnt stomach or colon cancer chances high in.My 20s? Explain.In detail please

It is a good thing: It's good that the risk to develop colon, stomach or other type of cancer in our 20's , in general , is not high. Unless if you have a strong family history of colon ca such as in familial adenomatous polyposis or stomach cancer, then the risk would be much higher. That is because when we are younger, the gene repair mechanism is still functioning well and exposure to carcinogenic is still limited. ...Read more

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Dr. Devon Webster
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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Can my sister survive colon cancer that has spread to her stomach?

Dr. Devon Webster
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
17 years in practice
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Can my sister survive colon cancer that has spread to her stomach?

Possibly.: Once cancer has spread outside the place it started, it is much harder to cure. If the cancer can be surgically removed from her stomach, or if it disappears with chemotherapy, it's possible she could be cured. But it's more likely the cancer will only be kept in check by treatment and not cured. I'm sorry to give you this news. ...Read more

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
29 years in practice
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I am curious if all the polyps in your stomach are removed then how can you get colon cancer?

Dr. Jefferson Chen
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
29 years in practice
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I am curious if all the polyps in your stomach are removed then how can you get colon cancer?

Polyposis: It may be that the polyposis syndrome that you are dealing with may be more extensive. Frequently, when people speak about gastrointestinal polyposis, it may involve more than one part of the GI tract. Thus, although the stomach was treated, there may have been more polyps elsewhere. Alternatively, you may also explain this by postulating two separate entities or sites for cancer to start. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
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How do I know if I have stonach or colon cancer. My stomach feels very odd. Little diarea and nausa. I have these llumps all over my body for long tim?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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How do I know if I have stonach or colon cancer. My stomach feels very odd. Little diarea and nausa. I have these llumps all over my body for long tim?

See a doctor: Best to see a doctor for a physical examination & possible blood tests. Longstanding "lumps" on the body may likely just be benign fatty lipomas. Unable to tell if a person could have a cancer without a physical examination, maybe endoscopy & colonoscopy. But you also seem quite young to worry about cancers. ...Read more

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