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Does The Stomach Expand When You Re Diagnosed With Colon Cancer
Possibly.: Once cancer has spread outside the place it started, it is much harder to cure. If the cancer can be surgically removed from her stomach, or if it disappears with chemotherapy, it's possible she could be cured. But it's more likely the cancer will only be kept in check by treatment and not cured. I'm sorry to give you this news. ...Read more
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
It is a good thing: It's good that the risk to develop colon, stomach or other type of cancer in our 20's , in general , is not high. Unless if you have a strong family history of colon ca such as in familial adenomatous polyposis or stomach cancer, then the risk would be much higher. That is because when we are younger, the gene repair mechanism is still functioning well and exposure to carcinogenic is still limited. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are my realistic chances of stomach or colon cancer at 22? I usually have a big appetite but today I couldnt finish eating a hamburger steak
Cancer unlikely: Losing your appetite or feeling full early just once today is unlikely to be cancer. At 22, your chances of other causes, such as a temporary stomach bug, gastritis or acid reflux, are much higher than your risk of cancer. Take it easy, avoid alcohol, tobacco, spicy and acidic foods (such as citrus & tomato) for the next few days, and if you don't feel back to yourself within a week, see your dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At your age: Risks for cancer are very low. There is no specific feeling for stomach or colon cancer. Advanced disease can gave various pains ; weight loss, but very unlikely at your age. I note you are already on high dose narcorics that can cause abdominal bloating, discomfort ; constipation. See a gastroenterologist for consultation. ...Read more
Quite different: The symptoms for colon and stomach cancer are quite different, as is the prognosis and treatment. For colon cancer, symptoms do not usually appear until quite late, include blood loss anemia, blood in stool, vague abdominal pain and difficulty with bowel. Stomach cancer may present with weight loss, abdominal pain, and anemia. Prognosis is much worse with stomach cancer. ...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?
Advanced: Sometimes a colon cancer can become large enough that it invades into nearby structures, such as the stomach. Often surgery becomes necessary to remove the colon cancer & remove part of the other structures it is attached to, if safe. Part of of the stomach can be removed if the colon cancer is otherwise contained. Chemotherapy likely indicated after surgery. ...Read more
Polyposis: It may be that the polyposis syndrome that you are dealing with may be more extensive. Frequently, when people speak about gastrointestinal polyposis, it may involve more than one part of the GI tract. Thus, although the stomach was treated, there may have been more polyps elsewhere. Alternatively, you may also explain this by postulating two separate entities or sites for cancer to start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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