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Dr. Buck Parker
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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


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Nausea-ulq pain-upper back pain/burning after eating-appetite loss/20 lb wt.Loss in 6 mos-bowel changes. Ct/eus/ca19-9 normal early pancreatic cancer?

Nausea-ulq pain-upper back pain/burning after eating-appetite loss/20 lb wt.Loss in 6 mos-bowel changes. Ct/eus/ca19-9 normal early pancreatic cancer?

Seek a Good doctor: You need monitoring and advice from a good internist who can investigate you for all possible reasons for weight loss. There are many such reasons besides cancer. He/she will know what to do and try to treat your symptoms until an obvious cause can be discovered. The only way to resolve this problem is through close follow up with your doctor...This may require repeat ct scan of the abdomen to. ...Read more

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Stomach burning and hurting, no change in bowels. Good blood work, and urine. On arava and predispose. Worried about pancreatic cancer. ?

Stomach burning and hurting, no change in bowels. Good blood work, and urine. On arava and predispose. Worried about pancreatic cancer. ?

Need more info: Your symptoms could be from gastritis, reflux, ulcer, gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, hiatal hernia, gastroparesis, volvulus, disease of the spine, aortic dissection, or dozens of other various conditions, there are so many conditions with those symmptoms ranging from minor to very serious. Seek further evaluation from a doctor for guidance, focus and referral. ...Read more

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Could a change in bowel movements be cancer related?

Could a change in bowel movements be cancer related?

May be: Let corectal surgeon be the boss and guide you, quit sugars, lot of fibrous food, 5veges every day , no red meat, 7 fruits and berries, you are too young with this complaint, must see and m.D asap. ...Read more

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If I am experiencing a lot of blood in my bowel movements, does that mean that I have cancer?

If I am experiencing a lot of blood in my bowel movements, does that mean that I have cancer?

Possibly: Many different problems can cause bloody bowel movements, including cancer, hemorrhoids, colitis, etc. Nevertheless, it is safest to assume that it's cancer until proven otherwise and see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Blood after a bowel movements - how likely is cancer?

Blood after a bowel movements - how likely is cancer?

Possible: Not very likely at your age (with some exceptions) but always possible. Blood in the stool is not normal and should be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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For the past two months i've had changes in bowel movements, lots of pressure, fullness and upwards movement of food. Afraid of cancer, when to worry?

For the past two months i've had changes in bowel movements, lots of pressure, fullness and upwards movement of food. Afraid of cancer, when to worry?

Not worry - see Dr.: These symptoms sound concerning and you should see your doctor since they are persistent. You don't need to worry, but do need to have these issues evaluated. Cancer would not be the first possible cause on the list, though. ...Read more

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For the past two days I have had bright red blood in the toilet after bowel movements. Could it be cancer? I am a 38 yr old women two

For the past two days I have had bright red blood in the toilet after bowel movements. Could it be cancer? I am a 38 yr old women two

See physician now: Blood per rectum is never normal. Benign causes include hemorrhoids, but cancer is always a possibility. See your physician immediately for evaluation. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003130.htm , http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003133.htm ...Read more

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Can you still have normal bowel movements abd have colon cancer?

Can you still have normal bowel movements abd have colon cancer?

Yes: Most patients with colon cancer will either have no symptoms or will have blood in the stool. Colonoscopy is an effective screening tool because it finds early colon cancer (and precancerous lesions) in patients with no symptoms. ...Read more

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Pancreatic Cancer (Definition)

Cancer of the pancreas are fast growing abnormal cells. These can be adenocarcinoma that can grow quickly, difficult to diagnose at an early stage & only sometimes can be removed with surgery. Endocrine cancers tend to be slower growing & may produce hormones & are surgically removed. Cystic cancers also may have better success with surgery. All of these can be difficult ...Read more


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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


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