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HI I am a 21 year old male and I am new here. I have no family history of colon cancer or colon problems but my grandfather had kidney cancer got his kidney removed and caught lymphoma and ended up dying from it at 61. About 2 weeks ago, I was on vacation

HI I am a 21 year old male and I am new here. I have no family history of colon cancer or colon problems but my grandfather had kidney cancer got his kidney removed and caught lymphoma and ended up dying from it at 61. About 2 weeks ago, I was on vacation

Your question: was cut off. Please try again but w/a shorter and more direct question. Fear of cancer is fairly common and your concern is respected but a doctor visit would be best. Peace and good health. ...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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Im just 16 , but when i was little i always had this problem of being constipated. Can i possible have colon cancer ?

Im just 16 , but when i was little i always had this problem of being constipated. Can i possible have colon cancer ?

No: Colon cancer is extremly rare under the age of 20 and is first noted, depending where in the bowel with traces of blood in the stool. In the distal left colon because stool is solid, the tumor will cause obstruction, with narrowing of the stool and usually some swelling of abdomen. Laxatives usually don't worr ...Read more

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Gassy and mild mid left back pain. Colon cancer likely? Could be other problems?

Gassy and mild mid left back pain. Colon cancer likely? Could be other problems?

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

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My mom stage 4 colon cancer we were told manageable she'll be ok. She died. Should he have told us no problem she'll be fine?i

My mom stage 4 colon cancer we were told manageable she'll be ok. She died. Should he have told us no problem she'll be fine?i

No dr : Can see everything in the future Possibly you should have been told more is dr knew more. Possibly dr was as taken as by surprise as were you ...Read more

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I'm 21 year old female, my father was diagnosed and died from colon cancer, I think I may have some problem with my colon as well.

I'm 21 year old female, my father was diagnosed and died from colon cancer, I think I may have some problem with my colon as well.

Like what?: Colon cancer is very unlikely at such a young age, but you should get a colonoscopy at age 40. You'll have to be more specific about your symptoms to get any more advice. ...Read more

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I had stage one colon cancer in 2001 did not have any chemo or radiation and no problems since is that likely to reappear at some point?

I had stage one colon cancer in 2001 did not have any chemo or radiation and no problems since is that likely to reappear at some point?

Not likely: You have made it 13 years without problems and that is a good sign. It nor possible to say categorically, but hopefully you are cured of the disease. See this site for more information in this subject. <a href="http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-survival-rates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detaile ...Read more

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I've been having long sometimes smelly flatulence problems since yesterday and it won't go away. Could this mean I have colon cancer? 19 year old/Male

I've been having long sometimes smelly flatulence problems since yesterday and it won't go away. Could this mean I have colon cancer? 19 year old/Male

Common causes first: This might be a sign of a transient food intolerance, with such a short history. Early stage of stomach flu/gastroenteritis can present like this. If symptoms continue with diarrhea, blood in stools, poor appetite and severe colicky abdominal pain for more than a week, you need to have it assessed. Family history of such illness is useful history. ...Read more

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I have colon cancer and need to have a colonography. The two day prep says to eat clear liquids only. Would it be a problem to include a few glasses of white wine with plenty of water?

I have colon cancer and need to have a colonography. The two day prep says to eat clear liquids only. Would it be a problem to include a few glasses of white wine with plenty of water?

Bowel prep: white wine would be a clear liquid, but you don't want the sedative nature of any alcohol interfering with the sedative that may accompany colonoscopy or any other procedure, so it is generally not recommeded. If you use any, be up front and let the physician doing the procedure know. ...Read more

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Does green stool means cancer? I sometimes have this problem along with pellet like stool and constipation. Does this mean colon cancer?

Does green stool means cancer? I sometimes have this problem along with pellet like stool and constipation. Does this mean colon cancer?

No: Color of stool is affected by your diet. It does not mean one has colon cancer. However, if you see bright red blood/bleeding in your stool- then you should see your doctor for more evaluation to see where is the source of the bleeding. You definitely need to make sure you hydrate ( drink water) yourself and increase intake of fibers to help your constipation. ...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. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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