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Bag is rarely needed: Colostomy( external bag ) is rarely needed for elective cancer surgery. It is more frequently used if the cancer is located very close to the anus, Also, a temporary colostomy may be used for emergency surgery when cancer is obstructing colon completely and the bowel cannot be cleaned prior to the surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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