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Is stage 4 colon cancer terminal?

Is stage 4 colon cancer terminal?

Not good, but: Each person is unique. Discss this question w/ the doctors involved in treatment. It's not good, but there are certainly cases that will do better than others. All life ends. Stage 4 cancer is quite advanced and life expectancy is shortened significantly. Overall health can matter a lot for how long and how good. ...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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How quickly do colon cancer symptoms occur? Would you expect to see 2/3 symptoms with a few weeks. Thank you

How quickly do colon cancer symptoms occur? Would you expect to see 2/3 symptoms with a few weeks. Thank you

Colon cancer symptom: Symptoms are very late sigh of colon cancer. But need more detail on what you call symptoms. Blood in stool? Tarry stool? Obstructed GI signs. Don't wait for symptoms to Dx colon cancer. With Hx of testicular Ca I would be more worried about this. Discuss with Dr. Now. ...Read more

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What are typical colon cancer symptoms that most patients have? Do all cancer patients have swollen, painful lymph nodes?

What are typical colon cancer symptoms that most patients have? Do all cancer patients have swollen, painful lymph nodes?

Here are some. ..: Does this question pertain to you? If yes, it is much less likely happening to one at 20. The common symptoms related with colon cancer are changed habit of BM without traceable foods indigestion, bloody in or on stool, but most patients would not have any symptoms at all in its early stage. Besides, it related LN enlargement presents in mesentery, not outside. More? Ask doctors timely. ...Read more

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I'm only 22 years old with no colon cancer symptoms except lack of appetite is that really a specific symptom of colon cancer?

I'm only 22 years old with no colon cancer symptoms except lack of appetite is that really a specific symptom of colon cancer?

No: Lack of appetite is not a usual symptom of colon cancer. Unless you have strong family history of colon cancer occurring at a young age, you are too young to worry about it. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have to poop 2-3 times in one day but sometimes I won't go for 2 days I also get strong urge to go are the colon cancer symptoms I'm 20?

Sometimes I have to poop 2-3 times in one day but sometimes I won't go for 2 days I also get strong urge to go are the colon cancer symptoms I'm 20?

No.: Unless a LOT of people in your family have colon cancer below age 50. There are genetic diseases that give colon cancer at a young age. If you don't have that in your family and you would know, then colon cancer is exceedingly rare below age 50. Irritable bowel however is quite common. ...Read more

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If I have stomach aches or similar to indigestion or colon cancer symptoms, how can I tell?

If I have stomach aches or similar to indigestion or colon cancer symptoms, how can I tell?

Depends: Early colon cancer has no symptoms. Later can develop rectal bleeding, change in bowel function with smaller loose bowel movements, and later even colon bowel blockage. Indigestion is not a common symptom of colon cancer. See a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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16 year old worried about colon cancer! Symptoms, abdominal pain for a week, on/off constipation for 5 months, blood in stool 2x in past 2 months?

16 year old worried about colon cancer! Symptoms, abdominal pain for a week, on/off constipation for 5 months, blood in stool 2x in past 2 months?

Thanks for asking: I am glad that you are concerned about your health at this age. You are having some things that suggest your GI system is not acting quite right. Pain, changes in stool and blood can be signs of colon cancer, but that is very rare at your age. Other conditions like inflammatory bowel disease (crohn's) are more common, but less serious most likely. Family history critical too. Since blood, be seen. ...Read more

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Person is 91yrs old has colon cancer, took 6wks of chemo and dr said no more. What do we expect and what symptoms will she have she has colon cancer and lesions on her liver as well as having cancer in the uretha when she finished her 6wks of chemo she

Person is 91yrs old has colon cancer, took 6wks of chemo and dr said no more. What do we expect and what symptoms will she have she has colon cancer and lesions on her liver as well as having cancer in the uretha when she finished her 6wks of chemo she

Palliative care: We're working to improve palliative care for patient. S early palliative supportive care has shown greater quality of life. Patients with less aggresive care (chemo) at the end-of life have shown to survive 2-3 months longer. Palliative care is not end-of life. It's focused on comfort, pain control, support and a better transition to end-of-life. Most patients prefert to pass at home and not alone. ...Read more

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End stage colon cancer what to expect?

End stage colon cancer what to expect?

Check out website: Please check out www. Michaelsmission. Org it is a very informative website about colorectal cancer. ...Read more

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Why does end stage colon cancer cause hypercalcemia?

Why does end stage colon cancer cause hypercalcemia?

Several reasons: Calcium levels in blood are regulated by parathyroid hormone (pth). Some colon cancers make a substance similar to parathyroid hormone, which can increase calcium levels in the blood. Another possibility is that the cancer has spread to the bones, releasing calcium into the blood. ...Read more

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Why do lungs fill with fluid in end stage colon cancer?

Why do lungs fill with fluid in end stage colon cancer?

Edema: The end stages of many cancers involve fluid in the lungs which can make breathing difficult. There are many reasons; sometimes the cancer has spread to the lungs but not always. Malnutrition and the general body wasting of cancer also plays a role. ...Read more

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How can I tell if the symptoms I'm experiencing is colon cancer?

How can I tell if the symptoms I'm experiencing is colon cancer?

Get a check up: As you get to 50 years of age, screening for colon cancer is recommended. This can be done with colonoscopic examination of the large bowel. The symptoms of colon cancer are typically in the form of rectal bleeding or abdominal pain. If you are concerned about colon cancer, you should see your doctor and request proper testing to check you for colon cancer (done by a gastroenterologist). ...Read more

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I've been experiencing symptoms of colon cancer. What should I do?

I've been experiencing symptoms of colon cancer. What should I do?

Gastroenterologist: I would immediately consult with a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon. You may need simple blood tests and perhaps a colonoscopy to determine what is going on along the internal lining of your entire colon before determining whether or not you have an actual lesion. Other imaging studies may be performed as well. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of colon cancer (early and late staged)?

What are some of the symptoms of colon cancer (early and late staged)?

Here are some...: Every life event including colon cancer not only is a process of lifelong making, but displays on its pattern of full spectrum. Likewise, for colon cancer, at its early stage, no symptom but incidental finding found on routine colonoscopy; at its late stage, gross colon bleeding or bowel obstruction may evidence; at its middle path, symptoms are in between. More? Ask doc timely. ...Read more

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I wondered if anyone could give me the symptoms of colon cancer, a little detail on them too. Could I have it at 18?

I wondered if anyone could give me the symptoms of colon cancer, a little detail on them too. Could I have it at 18?

Usually None: Colon cancer frequently will develop without symptoms until rather advanced. It would be exceedingly unusual for an 18 yr old to develop it in the absence or an underlying condition like hereditary polyposis or peutz–jeghers syndrome. Common symptoms would include change of bowel movements, blood in the stools (often not apparent without testing). Some cancers will present with bowel perforation! ...Read more

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Is stage 4 colon cancer terminal?

Not good, but: Each person is unique. Discss this question w/ the doctors involved in treatment. It's not good, but there are certainly cases that will do better than others. All life ends. Stage 4 cancer is quite advanced and life expectancy is shortened significantly. Overall health can matter a lot for how long and how good. ...Read more

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Are smelly farts a symptom of colon cancer?

Unlikely: Unlikely. Here is a good overview on symptoms to look for related to colon cancer

http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/colorectal-cancer/symptoms-and-signs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hereditary colon cancer?

What are the symptoms of hereditary colon cancer?

None: Colon cancer does not cause symptoms unless advanced. Definitely bleeding rectally is one that you should not ignore. ...Read more

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How can colon cancer get to stage 4 without any symptoms?

How can colon cancer get to stage 4 without any symptoms?

Unfortunate: This can happen and does so more often than we'd like. Doesn't effect function till later. ...Read more

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Could I have colon cancer and have no symptoms and not be aware of it?

Definitely!: Absolutely. This is why it is so important for everyone to have a colonoscopy starting at age 50, or possibly earlier if there is a strong family history of colon cancer. Your primary doctor will advise you when to start being screened for colon cancer depending on your risk factors. This is one disease where screening really saves lives, since there may be no early signs like pain or bleeding. ...Read more

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What actually makes stage 4 colon cancer terminal? Is it organ failure?

What actually makes stage 4 colon cancer terminal? Is it organ failure?

Varies widely with: The individual yet correct & if fatal, one of more organ system functions become so compromised that staying alive becomes increasingly fragile and any number of otherwise easily handled variables result in death. Additionally, with awareness of ↑ing debility, decreasing options, often pain with very advanced disease, the internal will to live fades & dying appears the better option. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between the symptoms of Crohn's and colon cancer?

How can you distinguish between the symptoms of Crohn's and colon cancer?

Many very similar:  Symptoms of Crohns Colitis can be very similar to that of a malignant lesion involving colon Diarrhea followed by.Rectal bleeding, Urgency, Abdominal cramps, Pain and even Constipation can be noted with both Crohns as well as a Colon Cancer. Colonoscopy followed by biopsy may be needed to make the correct dx. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between the symptoms of right and left colon cancer?

How can you distinguish between the symptoms of right and left colon cancer?

Subtle bleed vs. Obst: Depending on what side of the colon a lesion arises, symptoms are different. The fecaloid material within the rt. Colon is essentially liquid and when passing over the tumor causes little symptoms. On the left side the stool is devoid of water and very firm. Passing over the tumor causes possible bleeding and when tumor large the feces cant pass and obstruction develops. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of nearing the end of life with advanced colon cancer.?

What are the symptoms of nearing the end of life with advanced colon cancer.?

Palliative care: When curative measures have been exhausted, your focus should be on quality of life and comfort. Palliative care and hospice specializes in aggressive comfort care and can make the end of life period more enriching. ...Read more

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What symptoms will the patient experience if she/he has advanced colon cancer?

Depends on location: The simple answer is that it depends on the location. While this is a gross generalization: right sided cancers present with dark bloody (almost black) called melanotic stools and anemia. Ledr sides rumors typically present with a bowel obstructions. ...Read more

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Approx how many mets and how big should they be to cdll colon cancer terminal?

Incurable not termin: The disease is incurable, but not all people with incurable diseases are terminally ill. The latter term describes people rapidly approaching death. That is characterized by dramatic weakness, fatigue, often weight loss. ...Read more

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In stage 4 colon cancer if appetite is poor / gone down, does this mean it's terminal?

In stage 4 colon cancer if appetite is poor / gone down, does this mean it's terminal?

In most progressive: Advanced diseases, apatite eventually ↓es. Few current treatments (unlike immune system) precisely target only Ca cells. Both Ca drives ↓ apatite, as do many Ca treatments, due to damage to healthy cells, yet there are always lots of individual variables. In any state of health, enough ↓ in nutritional intake makes it increasingly difficult to impossible to maintain body functions & stay alive. ...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

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Is it possible to have the symptoms of colon cancer and have a tumor that is benign or non-cancerous?

Yes: Many conditions such as bacterial and viral colitis, ulcerative colitis, crohn's colitis are benign, and benign colon polyps can cause colon problems. Even something as simple as hemorrhoids can cause bowel changes or bleeding. Need to see a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Any signs or symptoms to watch for with diagnosed colon cancer in paraplegic that can't feel pain like others?

Any signs or symptoms to watch for with diagnosed colon cancer in paraplegic that can't feel pain like others?

Depends: If you're if you're wondering what symptoms to watch out for until the operation, about obstruction is a possibility. In this case, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal distention are common. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Sheila 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


Dr. Walter Husar
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more