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Cyberknife Treatment For Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. The cells lining the colon or rectum become abnormal and grow uncontrollably. They start as polyps. Symptoms include blood in the stool, constipation, loss of appetite, and weight loss. This cancer can be prevented through early screening, if a polyp is detected during a colonoscopy and excised. Additionally, a high fiber diet with plenty of water and a ...Read more
Depends on stage.: Surgical resection is the primary treatment for most cases. However, the stage (extent of growth and spread) is very important to deciding on the treatment. If there is spread to other organs that cannot be removed, chemotherapy would be the primary treatment unless continued bleeding or obstruction prompt removal of the primary tumor. Radiation is important for rectal cancer that has not spread. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have mai and colorectal cancer.. Can i spread mia and do I need treatment? My sister tested positive for tb, did i give her this through my mia?
Complicated: I assume you mean mycobacterium avium intracellulare. It is not likely that you will spread this, but knowing how it was isolated and what disease (if any) it is causing would be helpful in answering you. It has not caused TB in your sister. It has nothing to do with colorectal cancer, except that your treatment may leave you immune suppressed and susceptible to disease by this organism. ...Read more
Life expectancy for stage four colorectal cancer spread to liver, on hospice with no treatment for past five months?
Colorectal Cancer: That is a difficult question to answer. Since we do not have all the facts especially concerning the overall health otherwise of the patient or their current health it is impossible to say. The best person to talk to about this is the physician who is following the patient now. ...Read more
I am required to have a pelvic CT scan once a year as follow-up to colorectal cancer treatment. Are double scans without and one with contrast needed?
Chemo & RARE sx/rads: Chemo represents answers one through nine, however, if one has a solitary metastasis in the liver that is able to be surgically removed safely, this could be answer 10. Also, focused radiation (cyberknife or radiosugery as it it called) can sometimes be used to treat isolated mets if surgery is not possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Colon cancer: The answer to that lies in the stage of the dusease when diagnosed. We measure in 5 year survival based on stage. Stage 1(confined to colon)-95+%,. Stage 2 ( thru colon wall but not inlymph nodes)-85%. Stage 3 ( in lymoh nodes)-50%. Stage 4 ( metastatic disease in liver or lungs ) - <5%. The jey is to find it early. Get screened. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for stage three colorectal cancer to grow and spread during radiation and chemo treatments?
Yes it can do so: Cancer can and sometimes does grow/progress right through the given treatment. it happens when the Cancer cells are resistant to the chemotherapy which is the case in about half of colorectal cancer patients treated with chemotherapy. A change of treatment is then required as the new treatment(different drugs) may still have a chance to work on the cancer. Your oncologist can explain this better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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