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If the colonoscope detects abnormal growth in my rectum, does that mean I have colon-rectal cancer?

If the colonoscope detects abnormal growth in my rectum, does that mean I have colon-rectal cancer?

Not necessarily: Any polyp benign or malignant is abnormal growth. Should be biopsied to determine what it is and seek appropriate intervention. ...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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What is an alternative to surgery for cancer in the rectum?

What is an alternative to surgery for cancer in the rectum?

Alternatives: Radiation and chemotherapy are alternatives , but surgery is your best choice for a cure if your disease is amenable to it (minimal) ...Read more

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Cancer of rectum?

Yes: Yes, it is possible to get cancer of the rectum, and this can be a serious condition. If you have concerns about this you should get evaluated. To prevent, consider exercise, a healthy diet, a healthy weight, eating plenty of green vegetables, and getting regular screening. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more

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What causes rectum cancer?

What causes rectum cancer?

Many risk factors: Polyps can develop in the rectum and then can become cancerous if not removed. Risk factors for this include family history of colon or rectal cancer, older age, inflammatory bowel disease, western diet, smoking, obesity. ...Read more

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What are the stages of cancer of the rectum?

4 stages: Stage i is a localized tumor without spread to other organs or the lymph nodes. Stage ii is a deeper tumor, into the muscular layers of the bowel or even outside the bowel, but not spread to distant organs or lymph nodes. Stage iii is a tumor that has involved the lymph nodes, but not distant organs. Stage IV is spread of tumor to organs far from the rectum, such as liver or lungs. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of rectum cancer?

What is the treatment of rectum cancer?

Surgery: Perhaps first endoscopic u/s, and depending on distance from anal verge chemo/rt before or after. ...Read more

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Ok.my mum has found carcinoma rectum. Can I know which is the stage it at cancer?

Ok.my mum has found carcinoma rectum. Can I know which is the stage it at cancer?

Rectal cancer stage: Your doctor will need to order either a CT scan or MRI. Endoscopic rectal ultrasound is also another tool for staging . This will usually give them a pretty good idea of the stage. ...Read more

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Is an advanced adenomas villious semi sessile 14 mm polyp in rectum another way of saying its cancer in situ?

Is an advanced adenomas villious semi sessile 14 mm polyp in rectum another way of saying its cancer in situ?

No: Villous adenomas are benign. They are considered pre-malignant, but not cancer. In-situ is the earliest stage of cancer, Stage 0. The two are definitely different. ...Read more

Rectum (Definition)

The rectum is the last portion of the GI tract where the colon ends. It is heavily muscled and generally remains contacted to control the colonic contents but is under conscious control when a ...Read more