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Metastic colon cancer . Ct scan showed disease stable after 3 chemo rounds . Largest liver met 8 cm. bilirubin was 12,19,12,33,51,now 74. What can this be ?

Metastic colon cancer . Ct scan showed disease stable after 3 chemo rounds . Largest liver met 8 cm. bilirubin was 12,19,12,33,51,now 74. What can this be ?

Hyperbili: If jaundiced, intrahepatic (liver caused) levels of bilirubin are likely here. One cause is hepatitis, possibly from chemo, or from the met. In some cases, high bilirubin in adults may be caused by blockages in the bile ducts, depending on where the met is. Symptoms include digestive distress and pain in the abdomen, hard to distinguish from chemo caused side effects. Talk to your cancer doctor. ...Read more

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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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Can metastic colon cancer cause stage 2 kidney disease ?

Can metastic colon cancer cause stage 2 kidney disease ?

No: Over a 40 yr. period I have only seen one colon cancer spread to renal parenchyma. Stage 2 kidney cancer is due to a lesion arising in kidney parenchyma and does not represent metastatic tumor to kidney. The lesion that does spread to kidney and eventually spreads though very rare is adenoCa of lung spead to kidney. If no lung lesion we are essentially talking about a primary kidney tumor ...Read more

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What sort of disease is colon cancer?

What sort of disease is colon cancer?

Cancer: Colon cancer is a cancer of the large intestine (colon). Surgery is generally required to remove the portion of colon involved with cancer. Colonoscopy is performed to prevent colon cancer. Polyps, small growths, , which can turn into cancer, are removed during a colonoscopy so they don't turn into a cancer. ...Read more

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Does cohn disease increase your risk for colon cancer?

Does cohn disease increase your risk for colon cancer?

While Chron's can: Have varied course, it can affect the entire gut. It's cousin, ulcerative colitis that affects the large bowel, is the cancer prone malady. Chron's, aka regional enteritis, can cause a great deal of misery, but it is not usually a cancer prone illness. ...Read more

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If someone in my family has had colon cancer, will I definitely get the disease or am I just at higher risk?

If someone in my family has had colon cancer, will I definitely get the disease or am I just at higher risk?

Maybe: The increased risk to you is usually in 1st degree relatives such as parents or siblings. Genetic-related colon cancers only account for about 20% of all colon cancers. ...Read more

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Can those who have celiac's disease have a higher chance of getting colon cancer?

Can those who have celiac's disease have a higher chance of getting colon cancer?

Rare: I am not aware of any connection between celiac disease and colon cancer. However, there is an increased incidence in small intestinal lymphoma in patients with celiac disease. ...Read more

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Disease progression despite the drop in cea - is this possible ? Met colon cancer

Disease progression despite the drop in cea - is this possible ? Met colon cancer

No: The use of tumor markers has been approved for monitoring only. This holds true for the CEA's and Carbohyrate monoclonals such as Ca 19.9 and Ca 125. This is due to the fact that they are also affected by inflammatory changes as well as tumors arising in glandular tissue. If a dx of Ca is well established and the patient is treated with chemo, a drop in tumor marker level means response. ...Read more

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Can there be a positive or negative correlation between celiac's disease and colon cancer?

No correlation but..: Celiac disease hasnot been shown to increase the incidence of colon cancer. However, there is a significantly increased risk of cancer in general, specifically, non-hodgkin lymphoma. http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/commoncomplicationsofcd/f/celiac-disease-colon-cancer.htm you should also follow your doctor's and the acs recommendations for colon cancer screening, which is possible in everyone. ...Read more

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What to do if I have lymphoma or hodgkin disease or colon cancer help?

What to do if I have lymphoma or hodgkin disease or colon cancer help?

Oncologist: Once a diagnosis is made, you would most likely be referred to an oncologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How rare is colon cancer in a 28 year old female? My family has no history of the disease. I've recently been diagnosed with ibs.

Colon cancer: Colon cancer is rare is young people but can be see in association with diseases such as familial polyposis. Patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease involving the colon with longstanding colitis are at greater risk of developing colon or rectal cancer than the general population. Patients who develop IBD at a younger age may be at an increased risk when they are older. ...Read more

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Is inflammatory bowel disease a cause of colon cancer?

Is inflammatory bowel disease a cause of colon cancer?

Risk Factor For: Depending on the extent of disease, after 10 -15 years of either ulcerative colitis or crohn's (newer data also links crohn's) - they are considered risk factors for disease. Individuals with long standing ibd are at increased risk for colon cancer and other illnesses. ...Read more

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How could a lack of fiber (roughage) in the diet be a cause of colon disease, including colon cancer?

How could a lack of fiber (roughage) in the diet be a cause of colon disease, including colon cancer?

Theories: Of slow bowel activity, build up of bad bacteria creating toxins or toxic environment. And healthy intestinal bacteria with higher fiber diet may cause less colon wall mucosal irritation and less risks for cancer. Also theories of low fat diet and increased exercise lowering colon cancer risks. ...Read more

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Metastic colon cancer . Chemo started in march . Person passed away within 2 weeks of appetite loss and bilirubin increase . Although scan showed stable disease . Can this happen. ?

Metastic colon cancer . Chemo started in march . Person passed away within 2 weeks of appetite loss and bilirubin increase . Although scan showed stable disease . Can this happen. ?

Yes: While most patients with metastatic colon cancer receiving chemo can function in the advanced stage of disease for 5-7 months, some live only a few weeks after chemo is initiated. This is due to extent of liver and other sites of mets. Although scan showed stable disease, some tumors express TNF and develop cachexia and loss of appetite leading to organ failure and end stage disease. ...Read more

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Why would a oncologist say "possible" peritoneal disease in a person with metastic colon cancer but the ct report has no Mention of peritonial ?

Why would a oncologist say "possible" peritoneal disease  in a person with metastic colon cancer but the ct report has no
Mention of peritonial ?

Not inconsistent: Peritoneal disease from metastatic colon cancer may affect the peritoneal lining in a thin layer, too thin for the resolution of a CT scan. In other words the CT may not be able to detect peritoneal disease. ...Read more

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Is it normal for 27 yr old f to have diverticular disease? CT shows several diverticular and remarkably thickened bowel. Could it also be colon Cancer

Is it normal for 27 yr old f to have diverticular disease? CT shows several diverticular and remarkably thickened bowel. Could it also be colon Cancer

Could be : Diverticular disease is seen in older patients ie over 60, but I have seen it in younger people. One of the theories on why people get diverticuli, or tiny pouches, in the colon, is the low fiber, high fat diet in the U.S. There may also be an inherited aspect.Thickened wall of the colon and diverticuli aren't associated with cancer, but it's reasonable to get a colonoscopy--talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Does higher level of c reactive protein increase the risk of getting diseases like cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, and lung cancer?

Does higher level of c reactive protein increase the risk of getting diseases like cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, and lung cancer?

Limited usefulness: C-reactive protein is very useful in making the diagnosis of a couple of uncommon illnesses, such as temporal arteritis, in which it is much elevated. It is neither sensitive nor specific for anything else, and especially, as a pathologist i'm unimpressed with it as a screen for any health risk -- it's neither sensitive nor specific, and generates useless worry. Live healthy ; forget it. ...Read more

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Which type of genetic disorder is colon cancer?

Which type of genetic disorder is colon cancer?

Colon cancer: Most colon cancer is spontaneous arising from polyps in the colon. There are some genetic causes such as hnpcc or lynch family syndrome. Deletion of dcc gene, puetz -jhegers, and some others. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more