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How possible is it that my husband will die from carcinoma of colon?

How possible is it that my  husband will die from carcinoma of colon?

Even in Stg I: 25% mortality at 5 yrs for colon/rectum. For those invading into and through the bwel wall, or with metastasis to nodes, the survival may be below 50% at 5 years. Only about 5% survive with metastasis. These are acs figures. Ajcc 6th: 65% os, 93% stg1, 83% stg 2; 60% stg3, 8% stg 4. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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


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What does "no evidence of invasive carcinoma mean" on a biopsy of a colon tumor?

What does "no evidence of invasive carcinoma mean" on a biopsy of a colon tumor?

Contained: No evidence of invasive carcinoma on the pathology report for colon cancer means that the cancer appears to be contained and has not spread, such as into the muscle layer of the colon and beyond. This should imply a higher likelihood for cure if one follows the recommendations of one's oncologist. ...Read more

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Iam 63 old have soft tisse mass in descedig colon measres 67*42*38 mm with focal liver lesion in rt lobe show adeno carcinoma with necrosis?

Iam 63 old have soft tisse  mass  in descedig colon measres 67*42*38 mm  with focal liver lesion in rt lobe 
show adeno carcinoma  with necrosis?

Colon mass: Cheryl, this is difficult to answer. If you have a biopsy diagnosis of colorectal carcinoma, then the liver lesion may represent a metastasis. It could also represent only a liver hemangioma. Only a liver biopsy of the lesion is definitive. Red cell tagging studies sometimes can be definitive noninvasive study for liver hemangioma but does not have 100% sensitivity and may give false negative. ...Read more

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Colon surgery:tumor size=2cm.Pathologic staging(pt3, n1b, mx).2/17 lymph nodes show metastatic.Margins of resection free of carcinoma.Need chemotherapy?

Colon surgery:tumor size=2cm.Pathologic staging(pt3, n1b, mx).2/17 lymph nodes show metastatic.Margins of resection free of carcinoma.Need chemotherapy?

Yes: Chemotherapy regimens based on the drug Fluorouracil (5-fu) have been part of the treatment for high-risk stage ii or stage iii colon cancer. Many clinical trials have shown that these regimens improve overall survival primarily by reducing the high risk of recurrence within the first two years after surgery. ...Read more

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Carcinomas (colon, esophageal, stomach cancers) cause a fever?

Carcinomas (colon, esophageal, stomach cancers) cause a fever?

Not usually: Fever is often a symptom of certain cancers, such as lymphomas, but not often of carcinomas. It is possible, however. More often, depressed immunity from cancer or cancer treatment leads to an infection which causes fever. ...Read more

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Can carcinomas or sarcomas of the colon, esophageal, stomach cause a fever?

Can carcinomas or sarcomas of the colon, esophageal, stomach cause a fever?

Cancer fever: A fever is an common symptom related to many conditions, mostly benign. An increase in body temperature is most often a biological response to a viral or bacterial infection. In some cases, however, a persistent fever can be related to cancer. Most common types of cancers associated with fever- lymphoma and leukemia. If you have had a persistent low grade temperature best to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Do vegans have a lot fewer cases of colon cancer than meat eaters? If so, how much fewer?

Do vegans have a lot fewer cases of colon cancer than meat eaters? If so, how much fewer?

Maybe higher: Studies of cancer and diet are famously inconsistent. What I can tell you is that the old claim that meat-eating is the cause of colon cancer has been discredited by a series of studies over two decades. Here's an important study with results that may not be the final word, but showed vegetarians with MORE colon cancer. <a href="http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/142427.php" rel="nofollow" t ...Read more

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How effective is a proctocolectomy for treating colon cancer?

How effective is a proctocolectomy for treating colon cancer?

Very effective: In order to potentially cure a colorectal carcinoma by surgery, one must resect the bowel, the mesocolon/mesorectum and get proximal and distal margins around the tumor. If the lesion is very low in the rectum or rectosigmoid and getting below the lesion virtually compromises the levator ani sphinctor muscles then procto colectomy is employed. ...Read more

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How long would adenomatous colon polyp take to turn into cancer?

Depends on hx: If you have polyps the current thinking is that it takes over 5 yrs to develop a polyp and have it turn in to cancer. That is why the current reccomendation is to get a colonoscopy every 5 yrs with hx of polyps. Other genetic polyp formers such as familial adenomatous polyposis have a far more rapid cancer formation rate. Be sure to talk to your dr about the type of polyps you have and colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Is colon cancer common for 36 year old male with no family history?

Is colon cancer common for 36 year old male with no family history?

No: Colon cancer is at your age of 36 is 0.25%(2.5 chances in 1000)over the next 10 years ,9.2 chances in 1000 over next 20 yrs. So the answer is it is very RARE for your age.If you are having colon symptoms see your doctor.Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


Colonic (Definition)

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