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Colon Cancer On Mri Of Spine
Hi doctor I was wondering if mri can detect colon cancer I just needed a quick way to evaluate colon health?
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
Not best test.: While abdominal MRI can show signal changes as a result of colon cancer, if the tumor / polyp is small, or in a fold, then there's a high probability of missing it. CT colonography is a better test, but has limitations. The BEST test is a colonoscopy (by an experienced Gastroenterologist). In fact, colonoscopy is used to SCREEN for colon cancer in high-risk populations. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime ...Read more
Having persistent neck pain and headache for 6 months now. Negative results of brain & cervical mri and emg ncv. Possibility of colon cancer?
Unrelated: Metastasis from colon cancer would have shown up on the MRI. I would ask your doctor if you have muscular neck pain that is also felt in the muscles of the head or if you have a chronic headache that seems to radiate down into the neck. You cannot have both. The two are treated differently. ...Read more
Did abdominal MRI for my liver hemagioma. Results state bowel unremarkable should I still do a colonscopy or is MRI reliable in detecting colon cancer?
Stage of cancer: This sounds very serious. Cancer is staged to help understand the treatments and expectations for success with treatment, part of the risk/benefit analysis. Stage 4 is cancer that has spread or progressed significantly outside the organ where it started. Stage 1, 2, 3 and 4 have diminishing expectations for treatment success. Take a friend with you to next appointment. You have choices. Be well. ...Read more
I have stage IV colon cancer. Pain in my back, under my ribs in the front, my spine and my chest. Have ostomy tonight had blood in mucus discharge?
Yes: A majority of colorectal cancers, if they recur, recur within 3-5 years, but it is possible to recur later as well. The other possibility is development of new cancers or polyps, which is why surveillance/screening colonoscopy may be warranted. Ask your doctor/surgeon for more information. ...Read more
Cancer pain: Usually not. Cancers are usually painless until they press on surrounding organs or nerves. Other symptoms for colon cancer should be observed, such as blood in stool. If there is any doubt, please see your internist or a GI specialist for a checkup, especially if you have a higher risk for cancer. ...Read more
Why does my wife need chemo? My wife was operated on for colon cancer it went well they removed 12 lymphnodes 4 of them had traces of cancer we just had a petscan and it came back clean no organs affected. Why would my wife need chemo if scan was clean.?
PET: Pet scans usually can only see tumor measuring about the size of a small raisin (1 cm). A tumor this size already contains about 1 billion cancer cells. When multiple lymph nodes are invovled there is a very high chance that there are tiny clusters of cells in other lymph nodes, surrounding tissues, or organs. Chemotherapy or other treatments are often given after surgery to hopefully kill these remaining bad cells. We know that this increases the chances of beating the disease based on randomized trials in which brave people who had colon cancer in their lymph nodes and normal scans after the operation agreed to get chemotherapy or not based on the flip of a coin. Those who got the chemotherapy lived longer and had relapses less often and later in life. ...Read more
My brother is recovering from colon cancer of 2 years ago. His CEA count has gone from 5.2 to 9.7 to 19.8 in the last 6months. Is there a likelihood that cancer is back?
Back most likely: With a rise of the CEA level well above the normal level, the cancer is back or has spread to other organs or a new primary has formed. His physician/surgeon should immediately start a search for the tumor as some recurrences or new tumors can be removed or treated with chemotherapy. He will need studies such as a chest x-ray, ct of chest, abdomen. & pelvis, colonoscopy and possible pet scan. ...Read more
Mot colon Ca: The colon which is in the peritoneal cavity when developing a malignancy can induce pain when there is a partially obstructing lesion. The pain is intra abdominal. Back pain is usually related to a lesion in the retroperitoneum behing the peritoneal cavity or to pain arising in the lumbar muscles of the back. Duodenum which is retroperitoneal can occassional cause gassy and back pain complaints ...Read more
I had colon cancer 1 year ago, now what spots on cervix from examination could it be cancer coming back on my cervix?
If someone has pencil stool due to colon cancer, could it go back to normal size or (alternate) or it will become thinner and thinner?
Probably it will: Become thinnerGet a more detailed answer ›
What % of colon polyps removed come back as being pre-cancerous? My brother has colon cancer, my moms polyps were pre-cancerous. My odds of having?
Colon polyps: There are genetic tests for all varieties of family colon cancers. You may never have another problem, but you need to find out your relatives' type and get tested by a blood test. Look up other sources of familial colon cancer to do research to understand it better. Do not do nothing. Good luck to all of you. ...Read more
Hi doctors my brother 66 years old he had colon cancer stage 3 about 8 month ago he is done for chemical treatment cancer coming back 10 days ago what?
I'm 22 years old. Had a colonoscopy 6 months back came back as internal haemmeroidsl. These days I have narrow stools im scared of having colon cancer?
Are polyps the same as colon cancer? After the doctor takes them out, does a person need chemo or radiation? Can they grow back?
The: The majority of polyps are not cancer. They are benign. Many are completely harmless. Others can grow into bigger polyps, which are called adenomatous polyps. Colonoscopy will remove all polyps. If not removed, these bigger polyps have the potential to develop into cancer. Your doctor would have discussed that with you if cancer were found during your colonoscopy. ...Read more
Change in bowel habbits/back pain/constipation could it be colon cancer? I also had much anxiety too
Please get evaluated: Specially if you are concerned and there is family history or other clinical signs. ...Read more
Do I have colon cancer if I have pain on my front right side and back side and change in bowel movement?
I have been having lower back pain, and pain in my right side. Along with narrow stools quite frequently. Could these be related? Colon Cancer?
Worried I might have colon cancer due to change of bowel habbit. My habbit return to normal for a few weeks then go of cycle then return back to normal. Never a persistent change. Been diagnosed with ibs after full blood test came back clear?
Sure I have colon cancer but dr says likely ibs. Having colonoscopy in 3 weeks. Symptoms are chronic diarreah. Pain. Gas. Weight loss which I gain back.
How rare is colon cancer in a 28 year old male it runs in the family I have had constipation it goes away and comes back there is no blood in stool.
Ct scan showed spot on liver, have colon cancer but ultrasound came back negative does it mean it was wrong?
Pet or MRI may help: Other imaging modalities may help further clarify if this finding in ct is suspicious for malignancy or more likely benign if the ct and ultrasound have not been more specific. If u have older ct scans to compare and this is indeed new, then further clarification is needed. This all has to be taken into context of the bigger clinical picture including CEA as well as the rest of your body. ...Read more
I had stage 3 colon cancer, treated and cancer free for 2 years. Today CT scan showed spot on outside of my liver...what are the chances it is back?
Depends: It all depends on some of the characteristics of the tumor and what the new lesion looks like.. ...Read more
My father had colon cancer that has come back in the liver, kidney&possibly the lungs. Realistically what is his prognosis. He is 61, obese, diabetic?
6 months: Metastatic cancers usually carry roughly a 6 month prognosis, plus/minus. ...Read more
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more