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Could left hip pain indicate colon cancer or something else?

Could left hip pain indicate colon cancer or something else?

Well at your age?: Listen, you are still young but all is possible. First however you need a good examination of your hip. Any pain when you move it? If nothing there than based on the clinical examination, severity of your pain, lab test, an abdominal ct, colonoscopy etc. Etc. Should be down\e. But first the hip is to be examined. First go to a primary care doctor he may refer you to specialist if needed. ...Read more

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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 do I have pain in hip and leg with colon cancer?

Why do I have pain in hip and leg with colon cancer?

Concerning : Leg pain could be associated with colon cancer. You should see your oncologist and should get appropriate imaging for the area that you have pain in. This pain could also most probably be muscle or skeletal pain but since you have colon cancer you should get checked out. ...Read more

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Hi I have pain on my left hip betwwen hip bone and final rib. Is this associated to any colon cancer.

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Hi I have pain on my left hip betwwen hip bone and final rib. Is this associated to any colon cancer.

Colon cancer: Less likely. Colon cancer commonly present with GI symptoms first if any. Risk of colon cancer is determined by age, family history of colon cancer under age 50, personal history of colon cancer or polyps, and high risk genetic syndromes. Under age 50, the risk of colon cancer is relatively low unless with high risk features as above. However, if your pain persist, you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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20yo,with no family history of colon cancer,have soft stool for nearly my whole life,lately feeling a light pressure my lift hip area,afraid it cancer?

20yo,with no family history of colon cancer,have soft stool for nearly my whole life,lately feeling a light pressure my lift hip area,afraid it cancer?

Don't worry: Your concerns about the possibility of cancer are unfounded. Colon cancer usually presents in someone over age 50 with a change in bowel habits, decreased caliber of stools, detection of occult blood in the stool, or iron-deficiency anemia. Colon cancer doesn't usually present as some sort of pain. ...Read more

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Many father has colon cancer spread to the liver and now both legs are swollen with fluid to the hips. How to we relieve this fluid?

Many father has colon cancer spread to the liver and now both legs are swollen with fluid to the hips. How to we relieve this fluid?

Swelling & cancer: Thigh high compression stockings may be helpful but will not treat the underlying condition. Diuretic pills could also be used in this situation. ...Read more

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Can a CT with contrast of abdomen and pelvis detect colon cancer?

Can a CT with contrast of abdomen and pelvis detect colon cancer?

It can sometimes: Unfortunately, ct scans are not very good at finding small polyps like a colonoscopy does. The scan will usually only pick up larger lesions. The endoscopy has an additional benefit of allowing small polyps to be biopsied or removed. Polyps tend to grow to become cancer, so they should be removed if possible. Ct scan, won't allow treatment at same time, and thus, is not as good a test for colon ca. ...Read more

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Can a CT scan of the abdomen/pelvis without contrast detect colon cancer and ulcers?

Can a CT scan of the abdomen/pelvis without contrast detect colon cancer and ulcers?

CT Scan Findings: Ct scan is not the best study to detect colon cancer or ulcers. Although a ct scan may show a large sized colon cancer, the sensitivity of this is greatly reduced without the administration of oral contrast. Ulcers are typically not seen on ct scan. The best diagnostic study for both of these would be an endoscopy and colonoscopy. ...Read more

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On chemo for metastic colon cancer . Ct scan coming up - says Neck, thorax , abdomen and pelvis . Is neck usually scanned ?

On chemo for metastic colon cancer . Ct scan coming up - says Neck, thorax , abdomen and pelvis . Is neck usually scanned ?

Yes: There are multiple sites where metastatic colon cancer can appear. While the liver and lung are the most common visceral sites other than lymph nodes in abdomen , spread can occur to the left supraclavicular fossa. Troisier sign is the finding of a hard and enlarged left supraclavicular neck node (Virchow's node). It is a sign of metastatic abdominal malignancy draining the thoracic duct. ...Read more

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Can a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis detect ovarian, cervical, uterine and colon cancer? Can it also detect fibroid?

Can a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis detect ovarian, cervical, uterine and colon cancer? Can it also detect fibroid?

It is a great imagin: Ct scan is one of the best way to look inside the abdomen, showing images of all the solid organs(not hollow ones). So we can visualize the ovarian and uterine massess(like tumors, cysts, growths like fibroids).Yet we can not see small tumors in colon or even in the ovaries and uterus.So we end up using 2 different tests, adding ultrasound for uterus/ovay, barium to see inside the intestine/stomac. ...Read more

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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

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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Does colon cancer hurt?

Does colon cancer hurt?

Usually not: Early stages of colon cancer often have no symptoms. Colon cancer has long developmental stages starting out as polyps and can take yrs to develop, hence screening colonoscopy is done every 10 yrs for normal folks. Polyps can be removed during colonoscopy. Advanced cancer can cause pain by obstructing bowel, spread to liver, bone, brain, lung etc. See doc regulalry. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does colon cancer begin?

Polyps.: Polyps (adenomas) are small, benign masses that can form within the colon. The life cycle of the mucus membranes of the colon becomes disrupted, either from genetic or environmental reasons, causing growth of polyps. If polyp growth continues abnormally, they have the potential to develop into an invasive lesion and become cancerous. ...Read more

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How does colon cancer spread?

How does colon cancer spread?

Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are the way colon cancer cells usually escape the colon. It can grow through the colon into the surroundings. Finally it can move from lymph nodes into the blood stream that flows to the liver. When the colon is examined, and if lymph nodes are involved, chemotherapy is recommended. ...Read more

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Is colon cancer fast-growing?

Is colon cancer fast-growing?

Can be: The fastest-growers are the ones that follow genetic pathways associated with the lynch loci. They may not even be preceded by a polyp -- colonoscopy can be clean one year, and a year later, there's a cancer. That's actually quite fast as cancers go. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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39 old enough for colon cancer?

39 old enough for colon cancer?

Yes: But not that common unless you have increased inherited risk factors. ...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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How can I tell if I have colon cancer?

How can I tell if I have colon cancer?

Colonoscopy: Excellent screening , and or diagnostic test. No other cancer has superior screening test than colon cancer. Go and get one. Talk to doctor about proper time to do it. ...Read more

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Iwould like to know about colon cancer?

Iwould like to know about colon cancer?

See below: Too much to say, too little space. Look in these websites: american cancer society and national cancer institute (cancer.Org and cancer.Gov respectively). ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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


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Hip Pain (Definition)

Depending upon who is using the term, hip pain may be limited to pain coming from the hip joint itself, or it can describe pain from a number of different causes in the ...Read more