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Does Lactose Intolerance Increase Your Risk Of Colon Cancer
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
If you regularly eat foods that agitate your stomach (ie. Dairy even though you're lactose intolerant), can that lead to stomach or colon cancer?
Unrelated: hemorrhoid flare up produces problems with bleeding or the equivalent of thrombosed varicose veins in the rectum. Cancer in general is related to a viral infection from an organism like the polyoma virus that infects a field in the area of colon/rectum that leads to genetic alterations leading to malignant transformation of the involved cells. ...Read more
Why does having had endometrial cancer increase risk of colon cancer? I have lynch syndrome but risk would be high anyway?
You have not had : enough or appropriate genetic counseling with regard to Lynch syndrome 1 or 2, to which you are cecertainly entitled. Find out which laboratory tested you for confirmation, by demanding a copy of your laboratory report, to which you are entitled, which will provide you with the number for the Genetics Counselor at that laboratory. He/she will explain the significance to you and for your relatives. ...Read more
What does it mean if I had a 4mm sessile benign neoplasm of the cecum? Does this raise my risk of colon cancer? Does location matter? I'm only 42!
Cecal neoplasm: What is the histology ? Lipoma, mucocele , carcinoid. In general though individuals with lesions due have a higher propensity for cancer. You likely will need continued surveillance colonoscopy with evaluation of the cecum . The tumor that was identified was small and surveillance/monitoring will detect lesions before cancer occurs. F/u/ w/ gastroenterologist ...Read more
Colon Cancer: There are types that have family predispositions but this is the minority most forms are sporadic there are also multiple environmental and dietary risk factors for development of colon and rectal cancer. Low fiber and high fat diets have been shown to increase risk of this disease. ...Read more
Does having gallbladder removed increase risk of colon cancer? Or does gallbladder removal cause colon cancer?
It depends: Some studies suggest a link between an increased consumption of alcohol and colorectal cancer. A study analyzing the korean population showed a higher rate of colon cancer in people who consumed alcohol regularly. In a north carolina study the opposite appeared to be true - alcohol consumption seemed to decrease the rate of colon cancer. Basically, there there is no strong evidence either way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There were concerns decades ago about Clofibrate but they came to nothing. I searched the nih database for the past 20 years and found nothing, and it makes no sense biologically. If it did, the research piranhas would have grabbed it up -- it's all about trying to discover and prove something. The fibrates have saved many, many lives and i would not be concerned. ...Read more
Is it unhealthy that my mom only poops once every 2 days? I've heard that the less often you poop, you have increased risk of colon cancer.Is this true
I hav colon cancer and my surgeon won't help me until my albumin raises to a 3.0 and I'm at a 1.3. What does albumin do and how can I raise it? Thanks
Need for evaluation: Low albumin carries a risk of death in surgery. You are extremely undernourished and need to consult a nutritionist for advice. How was the diagnosis of colon cancer made? Do you have family history or early onset colon cancer? I would recommend that you get a second opinion. ...Read more
Ask your oncologist: That's an interesting question. It would depend on the regimen you were on, so ask your oncologist at your next visit. He/she can describe dosage , complications, and general expectations. Good luck. ...Read more
Sometimes: There is a familial disorder known as lynch syndrome which increases both the risk of colon cancer and endometrial (uterine) cancer. About 5% of all colon cancers are caused by lynch syndrome. If a family has multiple cases of both colon and endometrial cancer or colon cancer under the age of 40, lynch syndrome should be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Found in milk. Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. In order for lactose to be absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose ...Read more
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