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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 inflammatory bowel disease a cause of colon cancer?

Is inflammatory bowel disease a cause of colon cancer?

Risk Factor For: Depending on the extent of disease, after 10 -15 years of either ulcerative colitis or crohn's (newer data also links crohn's) - they are considered risk factors for disease. Individuals with long standing ibd are at increased risk for colon cancer and other illnesses. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause colon cancer?

Depends: Except many of the symptoms of IBS could actually be indicative of a colon cancer and many dietary irregularities associated with IBS can themselves increase your risk for colon cacner development. Ibs should be a diagnosis of excluding more serious diagnoses. ...Read more

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What can be done for bowel Inflammation in a metastic colon cancer patient ?can chemo cause this ?

What can be done for bowel
Inflammation in a metastic colon cancer patient ?can chemo cause this ?

There are many: Reasons for intestinal inflammation whether or not someone has colon cancer and is utilizing chemotherapy. Without having more information like the symptoms associated or the circumstances around how the inflammation was identified, it's difficult to better guide you. Though this is a question that a patients oncologist should readily be able to help out with. ...Read more

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Does colon cancer cause painful bowel movements?

Does colon cancer cause painful bowel movements?

Can if: It is a rectal cancer usually. Actual colon cancers may cause a change in your bowel movement with no pain unless the pain is from constipation or diarrhea due to the tumor. But rectal cancers or anal cancers can indeed cause pain during and after the evacuation. ...Read more

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Can infestion cause brain damage my sister had colon cancer surgury she came out that okay but 3 day later she got real sick and the dr said she had a infestion the bowel was leaaking she was in the operating room 4/1/2 hours aftyer the surgury was over s

Can infestion cause brain damage my sister had colon cancer surgury she came out that okay but 3 day later she got real sick and the dr said she had a infestion the bowel was leaaking she was in the operating room 4/1/2 hours aftyer the surgury was over s

I : I am sorry to hear about how poorly your sister is doing. I want to make sure i understand your question. Your sister has bowel cancer. She developed a post - operative infection and has been extremely ill. Could the infection have led to brain damage? Of course I do not know very much about your sister's complications. Sometimes an infection in the gut, can travel into the blood. Infected blood travels to the brain, where it can cause harm. Also, when a person is very sick and they undergo surgery, they can have complications with anesthesia, a lot of things can happen. As the body gets sicker it can affect organs other than just the colon, and those organs can either stop working or work poorly. It can become like a snow ball effect. I suggest that you talk to your sister's doctor and ask him or her to explain what has happened. If the doctor uses too many big, medical words, ask him or her to use plain language. I hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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I am scared that i may have colon cancer or some type of bowel cancer. What do you recommend?

I am scared that i may have colon cancer or some type of bowel cancer. What do you recommend?

Some tests: You don't mention symptoms, but a good start would be a test for occult blood and a cytology exam of the stool. These are very simple tests and are done on an out-patient basis. This may lead to further testing/scans. Seek an exam/consultation with a qualified professional to begin the process. ...Read more

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Yest my bowel was really hard and today saw a little blood in bowl. Could I have hurt myself? 41 yrs old no fam hist of colon cancer.

Yest my bowel was really hard and today saw a little blood in bowl. Could I have hurt myself? 41 yrs old no fam hist of colon cancer.

Not normal: Blood in the stool is not normal and needs to be explained. Causes include local irritation, anal fissure ( crack in the tissue) hemorrhoid, polyp, inflammation( colitis ) and cancer. You will need to see a health care provider to get a diagnosis. A family history negative for colon cancer is good but does not exclude the possibility of cancer ...Read more

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How effective is a bowel resection for treating colon cancer?

How effective is a bowel resection for treating colon cancer?

Best treatment: All primary colon tumors must be resected. If localized, cure is very high. If mets already present it is still essential to remove primary since latter is polyclonal while mets to liver or lung are monoclonal and wont spread. If primary left to treat mets then new clones develop in primary and will continue spreading to new sites. Always resect the primary colon tumor with margins. ...Read more

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After having surgery for colon cancer, how do I best handle short bowel syndrome symptoms?

After having surgery for colon cancer, how do I best handle short bowel syndrome symptoms?

Please clarify: Short bowel syndrome results from removal of a significant portion of the small intestine, which is responsible for nutrient absorption. Symptoms include diarrhea, fatigue, and weight loss. The colon is responsible for water absorption, therefore, removal of a large portion of the colon may increase the frequency of bowel movements, but will not cause profound nutritional deficiencies. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...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