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Can bowel cancer be diagnosed through a barium enema and a colonoscopy? Help please?

Can bowel cancer be diagnosed through a barium enema and a colonoscopy? Help please?

Yes: Either or colonoscopy is the best tool accuracy more than 95% barium enema use to be the tool but the accuracy and false positive and negative are not enough to depend on colonoscopy can discover polyps too small to be seen by barium enema and can have it removed at the same time. ...Read more

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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My bowel cancer missed symptoms since januaury had colonoscopy think they missed it loss in more weight notably muscle including burning sensation in?

My bowel cancer missed symptoms since januaury  had colonoscopy think they missed it loss in more weight notably muscle including burning sensation in?

Need treatments: Colonoscopy will show only colon tumors not bowel cancers, small bowel cancers are less common , difficult to diagnose , most of the time not diagnosed in early stages , from what you are telling , your problem appear to be nutritional need to take more calories , seek the advise of your treatment team, . ...Read more

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My doctor warned me of doing colonscopy as it would rupture my large intestine accidently Colon cancer is in the family and i want to check myself?

My doctor warned me of doing colonscopy as it would rupture my large intestine accidently
Colon cancer is in the family and i want to check myself?

Can , but rare: At 26 to have a colonoscopy there are specific indications you don't have any symptoms , surveillance colonoscopy is done after the age of 40 .Is a relatively safe procedure must be done by a trained physician Yes older members of your family are candidates for procedure ...Read more

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If one is breastfeeding and can not undergo a colonoscopy, what would be the best (and easiest) test to undergo to rule out symptomatic colon cancer.

If one is breastfeeding and can not undergo a colonoscopy, what would be the best (and easiest) test to undergo to rule out symptomatic colon cancer.

Pump?: If the concerns for colon cancer are so great as to warrant an intervention such as a colonoscopy, perhaps you could use formula or pre-pumped breast milk during the period of time you are unable to breast feed. ...Read more

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Is colon cancer removable by a colonoscopy?

Is colon cancer removable by a colonoscopy?

Possibly: We believe most colon cancers progress through a polyp stage. Polyp simply means growth and can be any size or configuration but can be small. Early on a cancer can still be partly a polyp and be removed during colonoscopy. They still need to be evaluated and treated as a cancer however, and it does not necessarily mean the cancer is cured by just removing it as a cancerous polyp. ...Read more

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Should i get a colonoscopy yearly to detect colon cancer?

Should i get a colonoscopy yearly to detect colon cancer?

Colonoscopy: Generally there are guidelines for this and it is based on your age and risk and is not usually required on a yearly basis. See the acs website meeting with a local GI or surgeon can also help decide on how frequently this should be performed, . ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy 17 months ago could the symptoms previously mentioned still be colon cancer?

I had a colonoscopy 17 months ago could the symptoms previously mentioned still be colon cancer?

unlikely Dx: Some times possible but only 17 months ago you had scope , you have an attack of diverticulits . See your doctor for examination , reevaluation and possible rx of antibiotics , if perforates will be a surgical emergency ...Read more

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