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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

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. Stephen Scholand
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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