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Colon cancer, bleeding mass, havng cath/stent/bypass. Risk of hemorrhage/complications from thinners during/after procedures? No CAD symptom, pos tgxt

Colon cancer, bleeding mass, havng cath/stent/bypass. Risk of hemorrhage/complications from thinners during/after procedures? No CAD symptom, pos tgxt

Too complicated...: To address in this forum. You need to ask these questions of your team of docs-your primary doc and whichever secondary docs you have: gi, surgeon, cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, cardiac surgeon, . ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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How long does it take to grow colon tumor?

How long does it take to grow colon tumor?

5-10 years: ... In general but some hereditary colon cancer syndromes and colitis patients can develop them within a year! ...Read more

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Does colon tumor lead to diverticulitis?

Does colon tumor lead to diverticulitis?

No: Colon cancer does not cause diverticulitis. But you can develop diverticulitis independently while having colon cancer. ...Read more

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What sorts of foods should a person eat or avoid following an operation to take out a colon tumor?

What sorts of foods should a person eat or avoid following an operation to take out a colon tumor?

No change: Generally I do not have my patients on any special diet after colon reaction. Just watch out for constipation if you take a lot of pain medications. ...Read more

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Does colon tumor cause perforation?

Does colon tumor cause perforation?

It can: If a tumor enlarges it can lead to an obstruction. If the obstruction persists, than a perforation can occur. Also it not necessarily the size of the tumor, it is how far it penetrates through the bowel wall. Another important reason to have a colonoscopy when needed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can recurrent UTI cause by colon tumor?

Can recurrent UTI cause by colon tumor?

No: Unrelated. Need to consult with GI dr or surgeon if you pass blood or black tarry stool perrectum. Also if there has bee an appreciable change in texture of bowel movements. This would be related to ruling out bowel tumor & not to recurrent utis. ...Read more

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Does colon tumor cause infection and abscess in the colon?

Does colon tumor cause infection and abscess in the colon?

It can: Tumors can cause these things, but they are not the most common cause. Diverticulitis and colitis are much more common causes for abscess and infection. ...Read more

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Would a CT show a malignant colon tumor?

Would a CT show a malignant colon tumor?

It might: A ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis with IV and oral contrast may show a colon tumor, but not always. Ct colonography is a relatively new technique that is not performed everywhere, but it is better than standard ct scans for detecting colon cancer. Currently, colonoscopy is still the best way to evaluate the colon for cancer. ...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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If a liver met is ablated and there is a aortocaval node, primary colon tumor already removed. How many yrs can a person survive?

If a liver met is ablated and there is a aortocaval node, primary colon tumor already removed. How many yrs can a person survive?

Enormously variable: No one can say with certainty how long an individual will live. Statistics are available for AVERAGES. (Consider:the average Briton has one testicle.) Usually I advise "ask your doctor, " but even your doctor can't answer this. ...Read more

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If somone has pencil thin stools due to colon tumor would obstruction relieve itself so that stool becomes thicker some other days?

If somone has pencil thin stools due to colon tumor would obstruction relieve itself so that stool becomes thicker some other days?

Not likely: In an untreated patient with colon cancer the partial obstruction would not relieve itself. The stools would become progressively thinner until the patient would not be able to have a bowel movement at all. ...Read more

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Can colon cancer is it bad if a aortocaval node contains a met? The primary colon tumor is removed already. What is best treatment here?

Can colon cancer is it bad if a aortocaval node contains a met? The primary colon tumor is removed already. What is best treatment here?

Mets are bad: Metastasis of any kind are a bad sign, because it indicates that the disease has spread. Metastatic disease may be treated with radiation or chemotherapy, but this will depend on specific patient factors. Solitary metastasis to the lungs or liver are sometimes removed surgically, but aortocaval nodes are probably too risky. ...Read more

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My husband had a colon tumor removed they got it all but has stage 3 colon cancer 6 of 20 lymph nodes what does this mean?

My husband had a colon tumor removed they got it all but has stage 3 colon cancer 6 of 20 lymph nodes what does this mean?

An excellent website: I am sorry to hear your news. You obviously have been going through a lot. The nih has an excellent, patient friendly website with info about this. See:

http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/colon/patient/page2

the site goes on to discuss treatment. He is most likely looking at chemotherapy. Your oncologist should be able to help with the details. Good luck to you both. ...Read more

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Confussed. Colon tumor. All scans clear so no metastases. Operation march. Sept scan reveals a liver met. Does this mean escaped cells?

Confussed. Colon tumor. All scans clear so no metastases. Operation march. Sept scan reveals a liver met. Does this mean escaped cells?

Most likely: This depends on many factors. This is true for type of tumor and where located on or in the colon. If your doctors believe it is a metastasis then "escaped " cells is a way to explain it. It is also important to be sure it is the only visible metastasis for planning therapy. ...Read more

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What is meant by mass colon in descending colon?

What is meant by mass colon in descending colon?

The descending: Colon is the part of your colon on the left side of your body. I presume you mean mass in the colon. This would imply a tumor/polyp...talk to your doc about the results. ...Read more

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Polypoid mass in colon is it something to be concerned about?

Yes: Any mass in the colon is serious and can represent a malignancy. This needs immediate medical attention. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have just been told What to do if I have a mass in my upper colon?

What to do if I have just been told What to do if I have a mass in my upper colon?

Colon mass: If you have a mass in the colon, the first thing you need to have is a colonoscopy and biopsy of the mass to find out what it is. ...Read more

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I had imaging done on my back and was more disturbed by the mass area I saw in my colon. I have a scope scheduled in oct should I be seen before?

I had imaging done on my back and was more disturbed by the mass area I saw in my colon. I have a scope scheduled in oct should I be seen before?

Yes: If there is a mass generally further evaluation is needed as soon as possible. Though your physician may be in better position to make a specific determination ...Read more

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Can colitis or any other colon disease present with an inflamed mass outside of ascending colon?

Could represent: A bowel perforation and pericolononic abscess or a muscle tumor. I would need more information from the test that demonstrated this mass to be of any help. Need more details. ...Read more

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My dad had ca colon in 2006 and was cured. He has a recurrence in peritoneum along with a mass and a lymphnode. Can you suggest the best centres?

My dad had ca colon in 2006 and was cured. He has a recurrence in peritoneum along with a mass and a lymphnode. Can you suggest the best centres?

It is relative: It is relative. Since I don;t know where is your location- it is difficult to answer your question. Are you in us? India? To me, best center is the one close by to you where you know your dad would get a good care and full support from his family. He would need to get treatment asap-so my suggestion is to go to see his oncologist-then he can be reffered to tertiary cancer center later on. ...Read more

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Having laparoscopic surgery to remove ascending colon due to 6cm mass that thankfully has not spread. How long does the procedure usually take?

Having laparoscopic surgery to remove ascending colon due to 6cm mass that thankfully has not spread. How long does the procedure usually take?

Depends: I always tell patients that procedure length can really vary from operation to operation. I would guess 2-3 hours. That time will matter more to your family, though. If the operation is being done carefully with minimal trauma to tissues, time matters less. ...Read more

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I can feel an non painful mass near the left concave section of my hip. I feel nothing like it on my right. Could that be my colon? Runs diagonal.

I can feel an non painful mass near the left concave section of my hip. I feel nothing like it on my right. Could that be my colon? Runs diagonal.

Lipoma?: Hi, How long has the mass been there? Is it growing? I cannot be completely sure without examining you but it's possible that you might have a Lipoma, collection of fat tumor, see a doctor for evaluation and ultrasound. Good luck. ...Read more

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Colon cancer stage 2, pt 65y/o. Had 1 + mass, multiple benign polops. All of the colon was removed. Is chemo recommended? No matastatas noted.

Colon cancer stage 2, pt 65y/o. Had 1 + mass, multiple benign polops. All of the colon was removed. Is chemo recommended? No matastatas noted.

No chemo needed: There is no evidence that chemotherapy benefits patients with stage 2 colon cancer. It is often given, however. There might be a reason to give it if the cancer was obstructing or perforated as that can worsen the likelihood for cure with surgical resection alone. ...Read more

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Biopsy of hepatic mass segment 7 and 8 with final diagnosis of Invasive Adenocarcinoma, what does this mean? Colon Cancer?

Biopsy of hepatic mass segment 7 and 8 with final diagnosis of Invasive Adenocarcinoma, what does this mean? Colon Cancer?

Possibly: A number of different adenoCa's can spread to liver. Colonoscopy followed by PET/CAT may be needed to determine origin of the metastatic lesion. Once primary is addressed, the liver can be handled since lesions of liver do not spread out of liver but primary's can spread to other sites. Liver then approached by resection, microwave ablation or chemoembolization. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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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