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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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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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What is terminal Colon cancer?

Stage IV: When the cancer has metastasized to other organs and there is no controlling it by medical or surgical means ...Read more

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How long does colon cancer take to develop from stage to stage? How long have you had it by the time you can see it?

How long does colon cancer take to develop from stage to stage? How long have you had it by the time you can see it?

A long time: Colon cancer is unusual in that it follows the "polyp-to-cancer" sequence. Colon cancer does NOT develop with a single genetic mistake from normal to full blown cancer like many others (breast, prostate). The process usually takes an average of 12 years. From stage to stage is probably a couple of years, The recent hullaballoo at the VA demonstrated that even a one year wait may not matter! ...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, 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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I'm just wondering, if you have colon cancer do you feel hungry all the time?

I'm just wondering, if you have colon cancer do you feel hungry all the time?

Information: Usually not. Actually it is the opposite. Cancers of the colon ofte suppress the appetite. ...Read more

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

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

Not numerical: If there is any evidence of spread that cannot be removed surgically it is considered incurable and the treatments would involve chemotherapy, biological therapies and possibly radiation. ...Read more

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Third infussion of oxyplatin stopped half way (half administered), can the treatment still Work? Metastic colon cancer

Third infussion of oxyplatin stopped half way (half administered), can the treatment still Work? Metastic colon cancer

It can: It can, but usually they want maximal effect because there is no guarantee the chemo will work discuss the issue with your oncologist. ...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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I want know the doubling time of colon cancer colo 320 dm in hours?

I want know the doubling time of colon cancer colo 320 dm in hours?

How much time is: Needed to double size, is difficult to tell, as so many other factors are invoked, in reported, slow growing tumor it is 620 days. All cancer cells do not grow in lab colo 320 ; 321 a type of ' line of colon cancer cells used to study effect of medications, cell death (apoptosis), in chemo- prevention of cancer as seen garlic has, diallyl sulfate which causes apoptosis of colo 320 cell. ...Read more

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Does 29 years old can have colon cancer and diverticulitis the same time?

Does 29 years old can have colon cancer and diverticulitis the same time?

Possible: Yes there is possibility. Please see gastroenterologist to be evaluate via colonoscopy. There are certain hereditary colon cancer that may associated with early age. ...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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For what length of time can you live with colon cancer stage four and luekemia?

For what length of time can you live with colon cancer stage four and luekemia?

Everyone is unique: Most survival data is based on populations - 10s or 100s of patients with a similar disease who are tracked over time. That give percentages/probabilities/averages. However, every patient is unique, as medical professionals are finding out using genetics and personalized medical treatment. The listed diseases are very serious - be active in care decisions and do what is best for the patient. ...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 disease states, apatite eventually decreases, lots of individual variables. In any state of health, enough decrease in nutritional intake makes it increasingly difficult to impossible to maintain body functions. ...Read more

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Can colon cancer stop causing pain at a given spot and start causing pain at another spot? Will local pain at cancer location increase with time?

Can colon cancer stop causing pain at a given spot and start causing pain at another spot? Will local pain at cancer location increase with time?

See below: It is highly unlikely that you have colon cancer at your age. See this site for information on this topic. Http://www. Webmd. Com/colorectal-cancer/guide/understanding-colorectal-cancer-symptoms For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What would b classed as terminal colon cancer, ie how many tumors (mets) in the body, how big etc?

Organ failure: Number and size of lesions does not determine terminal disease. Many colon lesions recurr in mid abdomen as extensive lesions producing bowel obstruction. Others present with multiple peritoneal seeding. When end organ failure develops that can't be relieved by colostomy or liver replaced to produce jaundice that can't be relieved by stent then patient is entering terminal state. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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. Amrita Dosanjh
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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