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Is there a DNA test to check for colon cancer?

Is there a DNA test to check for colon cancer?

Yes, BUT.: There are commercial tests available. They are not more effective than other methods of screening ( fecal occult blood and colonoscopy) and are not as cost effective. ...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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Is there a link between removing gall bladder and colon cancer?

Is there a link between removing gall bladder and colon cancer?

No: This was studied by medical research many years ago & no association was found between cholecystectomy and developing colon cancer. ...Read more

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I have some chrpe behind one of my eyes and was told there is a link with colon cancer. I have heard and read mixed things on the subject?

Possible: This is a benign problem in the eye. It can be associated with fap a familial risk for colon cancer. You can review this condition and family history and discuss with your doctor to determine if you should be evaluated further. ...Read more

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I have a family history of pancreatic, stomach and colon cancer. Is there a link to these cancers?

I have a family history of pancreatic, stomach and colon cancer.  Is there a link to these cancers?

R/o Lynch's: All of these are common, and there's no classic syndrome in which they tend to run together other than lynch's for which you may get checked. Lifraumeni and related cancer-family syndromes feature patients presenting at early ages or with unusual tumors. Familial pancreatic cancer usually features pancreatitis as well, and familial colon cancer usually features multiple polyps. ...Read more

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Can children get colon cancer?

Can children get colon cancer?

Yes: Usually adult children. The youngest patient I have seen in my practice with a family history of colon cancer, was first diagnosed at age 18. ...Read more

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Where does colon cancer spread to?

Where does colon cancer spread to?

Colon ca mets: Most commonly to the liver. Then to the lungs. Rectal cancer may spread to lung before spreading to liver. ...Read more

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How fast does colon cancer spread?

How fast does colon cancer spread?

It depends: Some cancers grow slowly and others rapidly. At this point we cannot predict what will happen on an individual basis but as we learn more about the biology that day will come. ...Read more

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How can colon cancer affect the body?

How can colon cancer affect the body?

Blockage/Bleeding: Depending on their size and location, colon cancers may cause the above problems. The bleeding tends to be very slow, like a dripping faucet, and may not be evident by sight. Obstruction can cause a change in bowel habits (constipation, pencil-thin stools) and/or bloating. Like any cancer, there is the potential to spread to other organs, which may cause fatigue, loss of appetite, wt loss, etc. ...Read more

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What does colon cancer do to my body?

What does colon cancer do to my body?

Depends...: I like dr. Kaplan's answer but want to add that colon cancer may be silent until it's too late. Screening is very important therefore. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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