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What are chances of colon cancer 20 months after colonoscopy? Had 5mm polyp removed. Been having left lower quad and flank pain. Negative for infect

What are chances of colon cancer 20 months after colonoscopy?  Had 5mm polyp removed.  Been having left lower quad and flank pain. Negative for infect

Very low: If the colonoscopy was done correctly, there is negligible risk of your developing colon cancer in 20 months. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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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Chance of developing colon cancer 20 months after colonoscopy removal 5mm polyp removed. Having ct scan with and without contrast for left quad pain ?

Chance of developing colon cancer 20 months after colonoscopy removal 5mm polyp removed. Having ct scan with and without contrast for left quad pain
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See below: If the colonoscopy was done properly, you are very unlikely to have colon cancer 20 months after the procedure. 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. ...Read more

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If a scope shows that I have colon cancer after 6 months of low iron and other symptoms, what are my chances of survival if i've had it for that long?

If a scope shows that I have colon cancer after 6 months of low iron and other symptoms, what are my chances of survival if i've had it for that long?

DEPENDS: The prognosis for colon cancer does not depend on the length of time that you have had symptoms. It does depend on size and depth of the tumor, if it has spread to lymph nodes or other places and genetics of the cancer itself. Some patients have very advanced tumors with no symptoms while some have symptoms and have a very curable cancer. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea a symptom of colon cancer? In the past month I've had 3-4 acute diarrhea attacks, which is abnormal for me. No dietary changes either.

Is diarrhea a symptom of colon cancer?  In the past month I've had 3-4 acute diarrhea attacks, which is abnormal for me.  No dietary changes either.

Yes and no: Diarrhea can be a symptom of cancer, particularly if your stool appears black and tar like; but there are far more common and more likely causes of diarrhea in a 42 year old. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Stomach pain after 2 months colon cancer surgery? Could it be my cancer is not cured?

Stomach pain after 2 months colon cancer surgery?   Could it be my cancer is not cured?

Many things...: Can cause "stomach pain." many possibilities include viral flu, constipation, intestinal gas, gastritis, stomach ulcers, gallbladder, hernia, intestinal obstruction if vomiting, etc. You need to see your doctor or your surgeon for a physical examination and appropriate testing to be able to tell what you may have. I also do not know the type & stage of your previous cancer for possible risks. ...Read more

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My 17 y/o has constipation weird pressure left side abdomen below rib cage no pain present for a few months colon cancer with enlarged spleen ?!

Insist on an answer: Junior needs to be seen. Cancer's unlike at 17 without a strong family history. If there is any concern that this is serious disease, he needs colonoscopy. If the spleen is big, an explanation needs to be found. It would be appropriate to check junior for porphyria and hypothyroidism. If you are not satisfied with any answer you get, or junior is not satisfied, demand a second opinion. ...Read more

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Lost 40 lbs in 2 months not dieting, could I have colon cancer?

Lost 40 lbs in 2 months not dieting, could I have colon cancer?

Get checked: Something is wrong. Could be one of many things from metabolic (thyroid), inflammatory (celiac disease) to cancer. Get checked! ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colon Cancer (Definition)

Final few yards of your intestine, between the terminal ileum (small bowell) and rectum. It squeezes water and solidifies waste to stool. It is subject to outpouching (divertics) polyps, and these can become cancers. The cells are abnormal, invade into the muscle and travel ...Read more


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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