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How Long Can You Live With Bowel Cancer
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
Varies: Some small bowel cancers, e.g., lymphomas may cause obstruction when the size approaches the lumen diameter; others like neuroendocrine tumors are usually slow growing may cause symptoms only on producing metastases. In general tumors spend about half their life before those become clinically manifest, therefore most cancers are there for years before being detected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dads been diagnosed with bowel cancer that has spread to his lungs and stomach. He's 77 years old and want to know how long he's got?
Metastatic cancer: it is difficult to estimate how long one should expect to survive with metastatic cancer. Many factors influence this, such as the type and extent of the tumor and the patient's underlying medical health, and there are many new treatments which can extend life with metastatic bowel cancer. Best bet is to discuss this with his oncologist. Stay strong. ...Read more
This morning i had a bowel movement that was about 12 inches long. Is this a sign of colon cancer?
My uncle has been diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer spread to the liver an d the 2 large lesions in the brain , could you tell me how long ?
Poor prognosis: Unfortunately, your uncle has poor prognosis. However, it is next to impossible for doctors to predict exactly someone's survival. It is all statistics and also depends on how healthy your uncle generally is and how he responds to treatment. Also is it small bowel or large bowel? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband had stage one colon cancer doc has removed most of his colon and intestine does have a bag how long will he live?
Depends on recovery: After colon cancer surgery, most people are able to start an oral diet in 24-36 hours, are on a regular diet by postop day 4 or 5, and have a bowel movement by day 4 or 5 as well. Of course, there is a range of acceptable. Also, these approximate ranges can vary significantly in complicated situations. Best of luck to your mother; she has a good advocate in you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bowel Cancer: Bowel cancer can be associated with a hereditary disease - familial adenomatous polyposis - an, in addition, there are families in which bowel cancer runs, striking members at an earlier age than the usual 50+ onset. If there is colo rectal cancer in your family, it is best to undergo a simple screening test at your age, even though you are below the age when colorectal cancer usually strikes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Final few yards of your intestine, between the terminal ileum (small bowell) and rectum. It squeezes water and solidifies waste to stool. It is subject to outpouching (divertics) polyps, and these can become cancers. The cells are abnormal, invade into the muscle and travel ...Read more
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