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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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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 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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Are irregular bowel movements a sign of colon cancer?

Are irregular bowel movements a sign of colon cancer?

Possibly: There are many causes or irregular bowels. Dietary fiber, water being the most common. However, irregular ar bowels can be caused by inflammatory, infectios, or neoplastic causes (cancer). If it persists, see a colon and rectal surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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No pains, general feel ok, healthy diet, 1.5l of water a day, no on meds, no drus.Bowel movements every day but incomplete emptying. Can it be cancer?

No pains, general feel ok, healthy diet, 1.5l of water a day, no on meds, no drus.Bowel movements every day but incomplete emptying. Can it be cancer?

Yes: Short answer: yes. I'm not sure what you mean by incomplete emptying. However, colon, rectal, or anal cancer cannot be answer by an online forum. If you are having bowel issues you need to see a gastroenterologist (GI) for evaluation and likely a colonoscopy to determine what the issue is. There are other issues that may not be cancer as well. ...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: Colon cancer can be asymptomatic. The recommendations from the american cancer society include a colonoscopy at the age of 50 even if you have no symptoms. Followup colonoscopy is then based on whether polpys are found. In patients with a family history of colon cancer, the recommendation is for earlier screening, usually 10 years prior to the age thecancer was diagnosed in the family member. ...Read more

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22 year old. Red blood in bowel movements. Is this a sign of cancer?

22 year old. Red blood in bowel movements. Is this a sign of cancer?

Low likelihood, but: Go to a health provider to figure this out. Colon cancer is very, very rare in someone <30 years old. There are many other causes of red blood in stool; that being said, this is something that should be taken care of sooner than later. ...Read more

Dr. Debashish Bose
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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


Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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