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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 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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My mum is 75yrs. She had colon cancer and was operated on successfully. But now doc says she has rectum cancer stage 4. How long will she live?

My mum is 75yrs. She had colon cancer and was operated on successfully. But now doc says she has rectum cancer stage 4. How long will she live?

No definite answer: The answer to this question depends on a lot of variables. It depends on how far the tumor has spread and to what organs, her overall health, and what treatments she is eligible for. ...Read more

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I have soft thin stool. Im so worried. Is it colon cancer?I have hemorrhoids. No blood no wt loss and no pain in abd. I felt bulgng in rectum.

I have soft thin stool. Im so worried. Is it colon cancer?I have hemorrhoids. No blood no wt loss and no pain in abd. I felt bulgng in rectum.

Colon cancer: At your age colon cancer is highly unlikely. Hemorrhoids can cause your problem, and occur often with constipation. Adjust your diet with more fruits, vegetables, carrots, lots of fluids. To check on hemorrhoids you will need to see your doctor for a check up. ...Read more

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What is complex cyst in the neck? Could it be cancer? I have colon cancer , does it relate ?

What is complex cyst in the neck? Could it be cancer? I have colon cancer , does it relate ?

Need more info.: Would need more information. Where is the cyst located? In the thyroid? What is the size of the cyst? Most cysts are benign and of no consequence, and not likely related to colon cancer. See your doctor who ordered the test to tell what the cyst indicates for you. ...Read more

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My 30 yr old daughter had colon cancer with a resection. She received chemo for 6 months but has a mass on ovary along with cysts.What is prognosis an?

My 30 yr old daughter had colon cancer with a resection. She received chemo for 6 months but has a mass on ovary along with cysts.What is prognosis an?

Need more info: Although it can happen, spread of a colon cancer to the ovary after her resection seems unlikely. Follow up with the cancer specialists and ob/gyn. This also could be new problem in ovary not recurrence. Testing blood levels for tumor markers and further imaging tests are called for. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colon Cancer (Definition)

Final few yards of your intestine, between the terminal ileum (small bowell) and rectum. It squeezes water and solidifies waste to stool. It is subject to outpouching (divertics) polyps, and these can become cancers. The cells are abnormal, invade into the muscle and travel ...Read more