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Hair Loss And Colon Cancer
Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more
Possibly: When dx of colon cancer made, resection of primary is essential even if mets such as to liver present. In liver, chemoembolization indicated. If chemo given to shrink colon lesion first, FOLFOX usually given. It produces nausea, low white count lasting short time. Occassionally if sensitive, hair will be lost. Using a band on forehead or an ice pack can then diminidh chemo to hair follicles ...Read more
No: Just having colon cancer does not cause hair loss. If surgery is performed, depending on the nature of the lesion, chemo may or may not be used. Post op adjuvant chemo could be given and under those circumstances. Here, depending on the drug used, the hair follicles can be effected to cause of hair loss. ...Read more
My appetite has been lacking lately im 22 and don't smoke and. No family history of colon cancer what are odds I have cc? Is.It all in my head im scared
Very unlikely...: At 22 you have a very low likelihood of having colon cancer. Other causes for lack of appetite such as depression, anorexia, flu/cold, among many others would be thought of first. That being said, a sudden and unexplained lack of appetite should be worked-up. Please see your health care provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom (age 60) stg 4 colon cancer survivor. Struggling a week with foggy head, disorientation, confusion, unsteadiness walking...Antibiotic for sinus?
Consult her oncologi: Her oncologist needs to know about this new development. Cancer can spread to brain and cause symptoms like the ones you have described. It can also be due to metabolic derangements which can occur due to her cancer. So an urgent visit and further evaluation is advised. ...Read more
I have soft thin stool. I'm so worried. Is it colon cancer? I have hemorrhoids. No blood no wt loss and no pain in abd. I felt bulgng in rectum.
Would a cat scan a month ago show advanced colon cancer? Been having weakness weight loss last few weeks and I hear you don't get symptoms till advnc
Depends: It depends on what you mean by advanced. If you mean spread to other organs, usually it will. If you mean advanced within the colon itself. Not unless it was really large. I've noticed that you seem to be asking a lot about colon cancer. If you have had a clear colonsocopy, you should be in the clear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I understand colon cancer is rare in my 20s im 22 but is early satiety or loss of appetite specific symptoms of colon cancer? What are the main signs?
Wt loss: And early satiety are not normal, and you need a real vs a virtual person to ask you things, examine you, and see if further tests are needed. The one thing I'm fairly sure this is not is colon cancer. Can produce overt or covert blood, cramping, varied and changed bm patterns. A physical exam and full history would help a lot before mor costly testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Metastic colon cancer. Chemo started in march. Person passed away within 2 weeks of appetite loss and bilirubin increase. Although scan showed stable disease. Can this happen.?
Yes: While most patients with metastatic colon cancer receiving chemo can function in the advanced stage of disease for 5-7 months, some live only a few weeks after chemo is initiated. This is due to extent of liver and other sites of mets. Although scan showed stable disease, some tumors express TNF and develop cachexia and loss of appetite leading to organ failure and end stage disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I'm having muscle weakness weight loss and its colon cancer, does that mean its spreading? Colonoscopy in 2 weeks.
Metastic colon cancer. In hospital with enteritis, nausea and appetite loss, Bilirubin fluctuating - umol/L used in uk Numbers are 12, 19, 12, 30. All this week?
Please try to ask a-: -question. You gave a statement with a? After it. There's no question here. ...Read more
I'm65 I've lost 3 kilos almost 2 years ago ever since that it's 1 kilo up and down. I think weight loss of colon cancer will not stop for 2 years?
Prob not related: The weight loss associated with cancer is almost always associated with significant anorexia (loss of appetite). Such weight loss is not seen after successful surgery for colon cancer unless there are evident metastases. Microscopic residual colon cancer, even if present, does not cause anorexia or weight loss. ...Read more
Can a liver met and 1 node cause appetite loss and weight loss in a colon cancer patient? The person is on irinotecan
Cancer: Regrettably yes, but the treatments will be helpful. ...Read more
32 yr old female. 40 lb weight loss, tailbone pain for 7 months, heavy rectal pressure, change in bowel habits. Possible colon cancer?
Colon cancer: 32 F. 40 lb weight loss, tailbone pain for 7 months, heavy rectal pressure, change in bowel habits. Possible colon cancer? ANS: Possible but not likely at your age unless you have strong FH of colon CA. I would tell y0ur Dr and have stool checked for blood and have rectal exam and then colonoscopy. Keep me posted. ...Read more
Sure I have colon cancer but dr says likely ibs. Having colonoscopy in 3 weeks. Symptoms are chronic diarreah. Pain. Gas. Weight loss which I gain back.
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