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Is stage 4 colon cancer terminal ?

Is stage 4 colon cancer terminal ?

Not good, but: Each person is unique. Discss this question w/ the doctors involved in treatment. It's not good, but there are certainly cases that will do better than others. All life ends. Stage 4 cancer is quite advanced and life expectancy is shortened significantly. Overall health can matter a lot for how long and how good. ...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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How long does colon cancer take to move from stage to stage?

How long does colon cancer take to move from stage to stage?

It depends: Every tumor is different in it's rate of growth an even it's potential to spread so there is no hard and fast rule to answer this question. ...Read more

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I just moved my bowels and it was really hard coming out I saw a streak of blood. Worried its colon cancer?

I just moved my bowels and it was really hard coming out I saw a streak of blood. Worried its colon cancer?

Probably not cancer: blood streaking on a hard bm is more likely related to the local trauma of passing stool. blood mixed inside stool is much more concerning. I would recommend a bowel program using a high fiber diet and a diet supplement like Benifiber 3-4 times a week. When stools are no longer hard, if you still see blood, or if there is a family history of colon cancer then you should have a colonoscopy ...Read more

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I moved my bowels this morning it was hard and I saw a streak of blood. 41 no family history of colon cancer.

I moved my bowels this morning it was hard and I saw a streak of blood. 41 no family history of colon cancer.

Probably ok: This is probably just fine, but I would never make that assumption, and would say to see your primary care for a more complete evaluation. Be sure to ask about the appropriateness of a referral to GI for a colonoscopy. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Yest I ate pepporoni and today when I moved my bowels I saw a red streak. Nervous it's colon cancer. Am 41 no family history.

Yest I ate pepporoni and today when I moved my bowels I saw a red streak. Nervous it's colon cancer. Am 41 no family history.

If there were: red objects in the pepperoni, red streak in stool might come from it. Have your doctor test your stool for occult blood just to be sure. ...Read more

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Mom is having colon cancer surgery at age 63. How long before bowels move and she can eat?

Mom is having colon cancer surgery at age 63. How long before bowels move and she can eat?

Depends on recovery: After colon cancer surgery, most people are able to start an oral diet in 24-36 hours, are on a regular diet by postop day 4 or 5, and have a bowel movement by day 4 or 5 as well. Of course, there is a range of acceptable. Also, these approximate ranges can vary significantly in complicated situations. Best of luck to your mother; she has a good advocate in you. ...Read more

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Today I moved my bowels it was really hard and I saw blood in toilet bowl and tp. 41 years old no family hist of colon cancer. Should I be scared?

Today I moved my bowels it was really hard and I saw blood in toilet bowl and tp. 41 years old no family hist of colon cancer. Should I be scared?

Constipation: This sounds like its is likely due to an anal fissure or cut that was caused after passing a large hard stool. If it occurs on a regular basis you may need to be seen by a physician to be placed on a stool softener. And to make sure you don't have anything else such as polyps. A colonoscopy may be needed if it continues to be an issue. ...Read more

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I moved my bowels and when I wiped I saw a little blood the stool was huge though. 41 worried no family hist of colon cancer.

I moved my bowels and when I wiped I saw a little blood the stool was huge though. 41 worried no family hist of colon cancer.

Likely a hemorrhoid.: First, it's always advisable to let a doctor know if you have blood in your stool. That being said, what you describe is most likely some minor bleeding from a hemorrhoid that was disrupted by the large stool. This can cause a small amount of bright red blood on toilet paper. Keep your stools smaller and softer by drinking more water and have your doctor take a look, but don't worry! ...Read more

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I moved my bowels this morning and it was so hard when I went to wipe I saw blood. 41 no family history of colon cancer. Behind feels itch and sore.

I moved my bowels this morning and it was so hard when I went to wipe I saw blood. 41 no family history of colon cancer. Behind feels itch and sore.

Hemorrhoids?: May be some hemorrhoids, and for sure just local trauma. Drink plenty of water daily to prevent hard stools. See your doctor for an exam anyway. No hurry, but within the month. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Yest. I moved my bowels it was really hard. Today when I relieved gas saw blood in tp. 42 no Hist of Colon Cancer. Just because of stool hard?

See your MD: 42 year old gentleman with blood in his stool. You need to see your MD for a full evaluation. It is never normal to see blood in your stool. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ate alot of pizza and doritos today when moved my bowels saw streak of red. Also took an Advil (ibuprofen). 41 no family history of colon cancer?

Ate alot of pizza and doritos today when moved my bowels saw streak of red. Also took an Advil (ibuprofen). 41 no family history of colon cancer?

Fresh blood on stool: You are already in age group for screening of colon cancer.I do not believe pizza have anything to do with blood in stool.Advil (ibuprofen) may be.But before you panic you need to make sure the red streak is blood.It may be a warning to you to go to your doctor and check to make sure it is blood.In any case this will be the time to start your colorectal check up. ...Read more

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What is colon cancer?

What is colon cancer?

Cancer of the colon: Cancer that forms in the tissues of the colon (the longest part of the large intestine). Most colon cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). There are estimated 103, 170 (colon); 40, 290 (rectal) new cases and 51, 690 (colon and rectal combined) deaths from colon cancer in us in 2012. Screening with colonoscopy started at age of 50. ...Read more

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What is colon cancer?

What is colon cancer?

Cancers: Cancers are abnormal, rapidly growing cells that do not know when to stop growing. These abnormal cells can damage local tissues, can attach to nearby organs or structures, can spread to lymph nodes, or can spread to other organs through the blood stream. Their growth damages what they are attached to, and often cancers encourage new blood flow to themselves. Cancer can grow in the colon. ...Read more

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Colon cancer any signs?

Colon cancer any signs?

Not always: Colon cancer tends to not have any signs or symptoms when it is early (when it is easiest to treat). That is why screening colonoscopies are so important, to remove any polyps that may become cancer, and to directly look for cancers. Colon cancer can cause bleeding from the rectum, tiredness from anemia, stool changes, or abdominal pain. Other things can cause this too. Best to be seen if ?S. ...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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What cures colon cancer ?

What cures colon cancer
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Early detection!: The best thing that improves the chances of curing colon cancer is early detection. So preventive health care and screening are key. All adults should have a colonoscopy at age 50 to look for cancers or early cancers, usually as polyps. If you have a strong family history or certain conditions it is recommended you get earlier screening.Once detected, colon ca usually is cured by surgery, or drugs. ...Read more

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What causes colon cancer?

What causes colon cancer?

Very complicated: Monoclonal theory says that just like we are a living thing, we are born, we have jobs to do and then we die, each cell has a similar cycle of birth, life, and death. Cancer occurs when a cell develops so many mutations that it does not follow that cycle and does not die but can still divide itself and hides from our immune system which is there to detect abnormal cells and destroy them. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How does colon cancer begin?

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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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. ...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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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


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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