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Colon Cancer Tubulovillous Adenoma With High Grade Dysplasia
39y/o, had 2 polpys removed (sigmond & descending, villous adenoma w/high grade dysplasia). Will I get colon cancer even though 2 polyps were removed?
Not sure if: Family history or leeding led to your colonoscopy, but it showed its value. You are not predestined to get invasive cancer, but the findings warrant follow up to snip dangerous polyps before they invade, and gain access to nodes and blood steam. Your colonoscopist can tell you schedule for surveillance. ...Read more
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
I had two tubular adnomas removed in '09 at 33, one hyperplastic and one tubular adenoma removed in '12. Am I likely to get colon cancer. No fam hstry?
Tubular adenomas: The fact that you have tubular adenomas at such an early age probably does slightly raise your lifetime risk of colon carcinoma. However, now that you know you can have careful followup and screening to make sure all adenomas are removed before they can develop into colon cancer. ...Read more
Can a person develope obstructive colon cancer two years after scope that showed 1 hyper and 1 adenoma polyp and diverticulosis?
It is possible, although rare.
The most common explanation would have been a missed colon polyp during the past procedure, due to either poor colon prep (stool in colon) or incomplete procedure due to technical reasons.
Aggressive cancers (with genetic mutations - usually hereditary) can lead to obstructive cancer in a year. ...Read more
Had colonoscopy found one polyp removed and biopsied was a tubular adenoma. Said next coloscpy in 5 yrs. No fam history colon cancer. Too long?
Correct time frame: This is correct according to the current recommendations. ...Read more
Colon biopsy:huge tubulovillous adenoma with marked atypia, multi foci adenocarcinoma in situ &one tiny focus suggestive of micro invasion. Is it cancer?
A tubulovillous adenoma with high grade dysplasia was found on a colonoscopy 19 months ago and wasn't removed. How quickly do they become cancer?
What arethe chances of lynch syndrome if no colon ca runs in the family? I had a sessile adenoma at 27 but no fam history of cancer other than 1 had lungca
No chance: Your family history reveals no evidence for lynch syndrome, hereditary non-polyposis colon cancer or other hereditary cancer syndromes based on the information given. Would run out of space here before able to answer fully. If you want further information please refer to the amsterdam criteria and bethesda guidelines. ...Read more
If I have polyps in the colon, aged 26- would there be an extremely high incidence of colon cancer later in life?
Perhaps??: There are many types of polyps, some common at younger ages, and not all polyps lead to cancer! Just having a benign hyperplastic polyp at age 26 probably doesn't influence your colon cancer risk at all! But other polyps are much more worrisome, so find out what kind you had, and discuss your personal risk with your doctor, knowing that surveillance should greatly reduce your chance of cancer. ...Read more
Depends on polyp: Some polyps are not precancerous and thus have no bearing on future development of colon ca. Others are, however, and your doctor should discuss your risk with you depending on what was found. You can relax somewhat, knowing that regular screening has been shown to dramatically lessen your risks of future colon cancer! ...Read more
What can a high ALT reading of 135 mean in a person with metastic colon cancer who is on oxyplatin chemo?
Larger tumor: A T4 tumor is simply a tumor that has invaded more deeply through the colon wall than other tumors (t1 - t3). T4 tumors invade all the way through the colon wall and may even invade other structures. Because the tumor has gotten through the colon wall, it is more likely to have deposited cells in other tissues making recurrence more likely. ...Read more
Partially yes: The staging information is generally favorable. The T3 (liothyronine) means that this tumor was involving the bowel wall but not the surrounding organs and this may have contributed to the perforation during the dissection. My advise is when you see an oncologist, make sure to point out this information. Even though you are node negative, the oncologist may be more willing to recommend chemotherapy to be safer. ...Read more
It is a good thing: It's good that the risk to develop colon, stomach or other type of cancer in our 20's, in general, is not high. Unless if you have a strong family history of colon ca such as in familial adenomatous polyposis or stomach cancer, then the risk would be much higher. That is because when we are younger, the gene repair mechanism is still functioning well and exposure to carcinogenic is still limited. ...Read more
No: There were concerns decades ago about Clofibrate but they came to nothing. I searched the nih database for the past 20 years and found nothing, and it makes no sense biologically. If it did, the research piranhas would have grabbed it up -- it's all about trying to discover and prove something. The fibrates have saved many, many lives and I would not be concerned. ...Read more
Why does having had endometrial cancer increase risk of colon cancer? I have lynch syndrome but risk would be high anyway?
You have not had: Enough or appropriate genetic counseling with regard to Lynch syndrome 1 or 2, to which you are cecertainly entitled. Find out which laboratory tested you for confirmation, by demanding a copy of your laboratory report, to which you are entitled, which will provide you with the number for the Genetics Counselor at that laboratory. He/she will explain the significance to you and for your relatives. ...Read more
My husband doing chemo after diagnosed with iiib colon cancer, tumor removed on #7 treatment, sugar level is really high now, what causes this?
Can high increasing bilirubin in metastic colon cancer with liver mets cause death? What is prognosis? Other LFT "s are normal
My blood work shows high mpv and low ferritin what could This be? Can low ferritin be colon cancer? And high MPV I read can mean risk of stroke
Iron deficiency: Not to worry. At your age, unless it runs in the family, there is extremely low chance this is colon cancer. Likely what your tests say is that you just have a little iron deficiency. This is very common to see in young healthy females as a result of menstrual periods and not enough dietary iron intake. The elevated MPV is likely due to secondary effects of the iron deficiency. Keep your follow up ...Read more
I have a long family history of colon cancer, every bm is diarrhea, I'm losing weight and in severe pain, but I'm under 30. Could I have colon cancer?
Yes: Best to get these symptoms fully evaluated. You may need a colonoscopy for a definitive diagnosis. Although it is unusual for someone your age to have colon cancer, it is not impossible. Losing weight with severe pain means you need to know and not guess. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more
I have colon cancer. On my second round of chemo. I have a severe crick in my neck ibro is not working can I take ambien (zolpidem) for sleep and oxy for pain?
Medications: It depends on what your usual regimen of medications are and what strength of oxycodone you are using. So if you regularly take ambien (zolpidem) and oxycodone there should be no problem. I would take the lowest dose of each medication and check with your personal doctor or covering doctor on call to make sure. ...Read more
How high of a risk do I have of getting uterine, ovarian, breast, and colon cancer if I have a strong history these and more on both sides of my fam?
Be seen: There are many variables that you could possess. Your physician can discuss your individual risk for these varied cancers. ...Read more
Could an elderly diabetic who's 80 years old, with high blood pressure, survive colon cancer treatment?
My sister is on chemotherapy (folfox for metastatic colon cancer). Recent blood test shows high WBC (14, 000) and platelets (429). Is this okay?
No worries.: High WBC can be due to many causes: infection, stress, steroid use, dehydration, or the use of growth factor (such as neupogen). If there is no evidence of infection, then there is nothing to worry about. High platelet count is not uncommon since it is a body's reaction to stress of any cause (platelet is an acute phase reactant). Again, nothing to worry about. All the best, hk. ...Read more
A friend has been told they have colon cancer, diagnosed via a tumour marker blood test, high cea, CT scan showed contained mass. Is this conclusive?
No, but...: But very suspicious for colon cancer. If your friend is similar in age to yourself a mass in the colon on ct scan is cancer until proven otherwise. And CEA levels can go up for other reasons but, given the mass, they would strongly favor cancer. But to answer your question "no"... They are not definitive. You would need a piece of the mass under a microscope to prove definitively its cancer. ...Read more
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