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Colon Cancer Treatment Options
Depends: This depends on so many things, where it is, how invasive, what type of cancer, metastasis, patient health, etc. I do not mean to make light of it any way and I hope you are not dealing with it. While some may have successful treatments, it is very hard to say on any prognostic factors without a lot of detail in this specific circumstance. I know this does not clarify much, but hope it helps. ...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
Immunotherapy: If primary lesion present it is essential to be resected. If lesion already removed and oxaliplatin advocated as part of chemo, other option are Xelodac given orally or avastin (bevacizumab) as a monoclonal antibody. In addition there is Erbitux, an epidermal growth factor 1 inhibitor, radiation to the site of potential recurrence and newer monoclonals in FDA trials targeting tumor protein. ...Read more
Only in lab cells: Alpha lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant that has typically been used for diabetic neuropathy. Current "in vitro" studies suggest that colon cancer cells grown in the lab, self-destruct (apoptosis) in the presence of alpha-lipoic acid. At least one patient claimed to be cancer-free after using ALA. ALA is non-toxic but difficult to find in a pure form.Choose foods instead-spinach, broccoli ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best hospital or medical center in the us for colon cancer treatment and surgeries and how do these medical centers rank worldwide?
Many choices : There are many excellent centers for colon cancer surgery in the us. Top hospitals include johns hopkins, mskcc, university of pennsylvania, baylor, ochsner institute, ucsf, mayo clinic, cleveland clinic and many others. Consult us news & world report online to find a highly ranked center near you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anemia due to colon cancer cause fast heart beat sometime.How long it takes to recover?Can i live longer after cancer treatment?
Surgery+/-ChemoRx: The cornerstone of therapy is surgical resection of the part of the colon. The stage of the cancer is dependent upon the surgical findings (depth of cancer, lymph node evaluation), which will guide the decision regarding chemotherapy. Very rarely, radiation therapy will be recommended for more advanced colon cancers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: Colon cancer is so common that many medical trials have been performed which help doctors know better how to treat this disease. Depending upon the patient and stage of cancer, surgery, radiation, and various chemotherapies may be of benefit. You oncology team who know your specific situation can give more specific recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: Colon cancer is best treated in a multidisciplinary fashion according to location and stage at diagnosis. Most treatments are iv, but several oral agents are used as part of treatment regimens including Capecitabine (xeloda), and some targeted agents in trials. Treatment in early stages or selected patients with stage IV disease also involves surgery and may involve radiation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do people become upset when i say if i get colon cancer im most likely going to refuse treatment?
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
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