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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?

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

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Sudden very sharp pain in rectum when "pushing" to use the toilet. Could this be proctagia fulgax? Could this possibly be a symptom of cancer?

Sudden very sharp pain in rectum when "pushing" to use the toilet. Could this be proctagia fulgax? Could this possibly be a symptom of cancer?

Anal fissure: Could be an anal fissure or a hemorrhoid. Try some hemorrhoidal cream around the anus or try some hydrocortisone suppositories but you will need a doctors order for that. Add colaxe to your diet 100 Mg tab two to three times a day. Oral mineral oil works as well with one tablespoon with every meal. If you are worried about it see you general medicine doc and they can help. ...Read more

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How many ways can intestinal cancer, showing itself near ones rectum, present itself?

Many: But most often painful bleeding ANS swelling, change in caliber of stool or stool pattern. Often mis diagnosed by patients and doctors alike as hemorrhoids. If in doubt see a colorectal surgeon to get a proper exam. ...Read more

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Do colon cancers randomly occur anywhere in the colon, or are they concentrated in the part closest to the rectum?

Do colon cancers randomly occur anywhere in the colon, or are they concentrated in the part closest to the rectum?

More common distal: The most common site for colon cancer to appear is in the rectosigmoid colon, the end of the colon nearest to the rectum. If you are 50 or older, be sure to get a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer. ...Read more

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Had intestinal gurgling for months, it's horrible and almost constant, today the noise comes from my rectum I think. Is it a sign of cancer?

Had intestinal gurgling for months, it's horrible and almost constant, today the noise comes from my rectum I think. Is it a sign of cancer?

No: Gurgling sounds are a normal phenomenon. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Is it sometimes "normal" to have pain 5 mos post-colostomy surgery? (partial rectum removed- cancer.) sharp spasms of pains off & on in lower region.

Is it sometimes "normal"  to have pain 5 mos post-colostomy surgery? (partial rectum removed- cancer.) sharp spasms of pains off & on in lower region.

Yes: Pain can occur at least up to 5 months postsurgery after any major abdominal procedure when a partial resection of the rectum has taken place and there is no colostomy, it infers that anastomosis has been performed. Occassionally the suture line starts to close down partially narrowing the lumen of the rectum. One must check that this has not happened. Sometimes dilatation needed. ...Read more

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In the shower, I put a finger in my rectum for the 1st time. About 1in up, I felt something rough and sharp. No pain, no blood. I'm scared it's cancer?

In the shower, I put a finger in my rectum for the 1st time. About 1in up, I felt something rough and sharp. No pain, no blood. I'm scared it's cancer?

May be tumor: Within 1 cm. of anal canal, the most common palpable lesion is a thrombosed hemorrhoid. At the same time one must be able to r.o. a malignant tumor such as squamous Ca or even an adenoCa. Mets can rarely be found there. While tumors can be rough, sharp is not a typical description unless there is something swallowed that impacts into anal canal. Bx underanoscopy needed. ...Read more

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What is malignant neoplasm in rectum? Is that still called colon cancer?

What is malignant neoplasm in rectum?  Is that still called colon cancer?

Yes: Rectum is part of the colon and thus it is considered a colon cancer. Rectal cancer is a bit more specific and at times treatment is a bit different. Anal cancer on the other hand is not considered a colon cancer as that arises from squamous tissue. ...Read more

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I have a knot like lump on the inside of my rectum. Cancer does run in my family. Should I be worried?

I have a knot like lump on the inside of my rectum. Cancer does run in my family. Should I be worried?

Ease your mind: You should not keep wondering about this especially with a significant family history of cancer. .To ease your mind, go to see your doctor. She/he can check it and if that feels suspicious or if your case looks suspicious- further evaluation then will need to be done- including perhaps a visit to a gastroenterologist for further GI work-up including a colonsocopy if you never have this done. ...Read more

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I know hpv is a risk factor for cancers such as cervical, anal, oral etc. But can cancer of rectum- not anal- also be caused by hpv?

I know hpv is a risk factor for cancers such as cervical, anal, oral etc.  But can cancer of rectum- not anal- also be caused by hpv?

Odd question: The anus and rectum are essentially the same structure.You may look at the anus as a back door and inside something different, but we consider the terms interchangable. Yes, the cancer related strains of HPV can be involved in rectal cancer. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with stage 4 rectal cancer at age of 85.Bleeding from rectum with clots.If unable to stop bleeding , approximately how long to live?

Depends: It is difficult to speculate how long someone lives without knowing the full details of your disease and factors about yourself. Even if stage iv, treatments that can improve your quality of life are very viable options. This can include radiation therapy to help control bleeding, etc. For cancer, it is best to have a multidisciplinary team (doctors from different specialities) weigh in. ...Read more

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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