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Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski Dr. Moszczynski
Surgery
25 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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If a colon needs to be removed because of colon cancer are their alternatives to a external bag?

If a colon needs to be removed because of colon cancer are their alternatives to a external bag?

Bag is rarely needed: Colostomy (external bag) is rarely needed for elective cancer surgery. It is more frequently used if the cancer is located very close to the anus, Also, a temporary colostomy may be used for emergency surgery when cancer is obstructing colon completely and the bowel cannot be cleaned prior to the surgery.

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Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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Diminutive cecum polyp I have a history of colon cancer I am so nervous?

Diminutive cecum polyp I have a history of colon cancer I am so nervous?

No reason to be nerv: Since you are under proper medical care of a doctor who is checking your colon regularly, you will do well. Polyps are caught early and removed safely if you get a Colonoscopy test ddone every one to 2 years for the next 5 years, then reduce the frequency as advised by your gastroenterologist.

Dr. Rebecca Gliksman Dr. Gliksman
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What does it mean if I had a 4mm sessile benign neoplasm of the cecum? Does this raise my risk of colon cancer? Does location matter? I'm only 42!

What does it mean if I had a 4mm sessile benign neoplasm of the cecum? Does this raise my risk of colon cancer? Does location matter? I'm only 42!

Cecal neoplasm: What is the histology? Lipoma, mucocele, carcinoid. In general though individuals with lesions due have a higher propensity for cancer. You likely will need continued surveillance colonoscopy with evaluation of the cecum. The tumor that was identified was small and surveillance/monitoring will detect lesions before cancer occurs. F/u/ w/ gastroenterologist

Dr. Mark Kuhnke Dr. Kuhnke
Surgery
36 years in practice
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
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I had a colon resection for colon cancer and now have a ostomy. I'm having problems and a barium enema shows filing of the cecum. What would cause thi?

I had a colon resection for colon cancer and now have a ostomy. I'm having problems and a barium enema shows filing of the cecum. What would cause thi?

I"m confused: If you have a colostomy, and barium is injected into it, the cecum (the first part of the colon in the rlq) should fill. Now, if the barium is injected into your rectal stump and the barium fills, then there's a tract (fistula) between the rectal stump and the cecum, which is not normal. This should be discussed with the operating surgeon. Good luck.

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Dr. Kimberly Stone Dr. Stone
Surgery
8 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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Can this be colon cancer?

Can this be colon cancer?

Not enough info: Colon cancer can present with or without symptoms. Common symptoms include change in stool caliber/consistency, rectal bleeding or blood with bm, abdominal pain, anemia. If you have not been screened, you should consider the various screening options for colon cancer, includine a stool test to check for blood, colonoscopy, or sigmoidoscopy. If you are having bleeding, you need a colonoscopy.

Dr. Douglas Brewer Dr. Brewer
Surgery - Colorectal
30 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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How to know if colon cancer?

How to know if colon cancer?

Get tested: There are many tests that have been developed to test either a patient with concerning symptoms or just as a routine screening exam in an a symptomatic patient. Each individual situation is different. Testing stool for blood or now genetic abnormalities, rectal exam, X-rays such as barium enema or ct scan virtual colonoscopy are examples. Best is colonoscopy as you can both look and do.

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen Dr. Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
25 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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How is colon cancer diagnosed?

How is colon cancer diagnosed?

Colonoscopy: Ct scan, pet scan, rectal ultrasound may also be indicated.

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Dr. Allan Goldstein Dr. Goldstein
Internal Medicine
52 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta Dr. Gupta
Pathology
19 years in practice
University of Delhi, College of Medical Sciences
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What is the cause of colon cancer?

What is the cause of colon cancer?

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.

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Dr. Le Wang Dr. Wang
Internal Medicine - Oncology
32 years in practice
Nanjing Medical College
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How to know if I have colon cancer?

How to know if I have colon cancer?

Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy + biopsy as indicated. If you do have risk factors, you should have your first screening colonoscopy at age 50.

Dr. Barry Rosen Dr. Rosen
Surgery
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What are the stages of colon cancer?

1 through 4: The stage of colon cancer is based upon the depth of penetration of the cancer thru the colon wall, the presence or absence of lymph node involvement, and the presence of cancer elsewhere in the body (metastatic disease). The stage is associated with prognosis and guides our recommendations regarding chemotherapy.

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Dr. Matthew Lublin Dr. Lublin
Surgery
21 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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What sort of disease is colon cancer?

What sort of disease is colon cancer?

Cancer: Colon cancer is a cancer of the large intestine (colon). Surgery is generally required to remove the portion of colon involved with cancer. Colonoscopy is performed to prevent colon cancer. Polyps, small growths, , which can turn into cancer, are removed during a colonoscopy so they don't turn into a cancer.

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Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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What are the symptoms of colon cancer

What are the symptoms of colon cancer

None at early stage: Early stage of colon cancer has no symptoms at all, that is the reason to have colonascopy, at the age of 50 and on, . Early detection assures the cure, as tumor advances change of bowel habit, bleeding, weight loss, bowel obstruction etc.

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Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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What is the symptoms of colon cancer?

What is the symptoms of colon cancer?

More than one sympto: The symptoms are different/varied in each person. Rectal bleed is a common symptom. A change of bowel habits (constipation alternating with diarrhea), weight loss and abdominal pain are relatively common symptoms. What is your age???

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Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
19 years in practice
Udayana University Faculty of Medicine
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What stage colon cancer is pt4a pn1c?

What stage colon cancer is pt4a pn1c?

T4aN1c M?: Any evidence of spreading to other organ? If no spread- t4an1 means- stage 3b cancer. If evidence of sprading to other organ- it is a stage 4.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What is the symptoms for colon cancer?

What is the symptoms for colon cancer?

Colon Cancer: Possible Sx's /Signs of colon cancer: Blood in stool, change in feces (loose stool/ constipation/ etc.), abdominal pain, cramps, gas, weight loss, weakness, incomplete evacuation of bowel. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/colon-cancer/basics/symptoms/con-20031877

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Dr. Que Chu Dr. Chu
General Practice
42 years in practice
University of Saigon Faculty of Medicine
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What is the prevalence of colon cancer?

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What is the prevalence of colon cancer?

Colon Cancer: Review of literature shows: 132, 700 new cases diagnosed each year in the US. 93, 000 of these cases are colon cancer and the rest are rectal cancer. Colon and rectal cancer is common and lethal. Five years survival rate varies from 93% for stage I to 8.6% for stage IV.

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Dr. Christopher Dowd Dr. Dowd
Internal Medicine
16 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What are the usual signs of colon cancer?

What are the usual signs of colon cancer?

Depends: Colon cancer sometimes presents with symptoms, but often has no symptoms until later. This is why getting regular screening colonoscopies is recommended. If symptoms are present they can include blood in the stool, weight loss, change in caliber of the stool. Abdominal pain is less common. Since this cancer grows from a small polyp into cancer slowly, be proactive & get regular colonoscopies!

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Dr. Orestes Pablos Dr. Pablos
Surgery
57 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What are the usual signs of colon cancer?

What are the usual signs of colon cancer?

Depend of location: Women and men are equally affected by colon cancer. The symptoms depend of the localization of the tumor in the right or the left colon. Family history is important. The right colon cancer can grows without symptoms, it presents with asthenia, weakness and when checked anemia will be present, in the left side cancer presents with progressive const. Ipation. Colonoscopy at 50 y.O find curable cancer.

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Dr. Robert Uyeda Dr. Uyeda
Surgery
41 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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How should I know if I have colon cancer?

Only way: To know for sure is by colonoscopy. If you are not in a high risk group and have no symptoms such as abdominal cramping, blood in stool, or anemia, your chances of colon cancer before age 50 is pretty low. Talk to your doctor about getting proper tests.

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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. Milroy Samuel
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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